Delhi: Yamuna water level crosses danger mark again

Yamuna River

The Central Water Commission (CWC)said that the Yamuna’s water level is rising continuously further to 205 m by 5 am on Wednesday. The water level in the Yamuna River has once again risen above the danger mark, reaching 205.39 meters at the Old Railway Bridge in Delhi.

A month earlier heavy rainfall in the river’s catchment area caused floods in several areas of the national capital. On July 13, the Yamuna in Delhi registered its highest-ever recorded flood level at 208.66 m.

According to the Central Water Commission’s (CWC) data, the water level has witnessed a steady rise, crossing the danger mark of 205.33 meters to 205.39 meters. Heavy rainfall in parts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, has led to a rapid increase in the river’s water level.
The water level at the Old Railway Bridge was 204.94 m. According to the  CWC, Yamuna’s water level crossed the warning level in Delhi with the level rising to 204.57 meters.  The ‘warning’ level is 204.5 m.