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Ganga River Records Historic Low Water Levels In Varanasi

The Ganga River in Varanasi is experiencing historically low water levels, attributed to the intense heat. Normally spanning 70 to 80 meters wide in June, the river has shrunk to just 30 to 35 meters, causing it to recede from the ghats. This unprecedented decline has exposed debris such as broken boats, scattered garbage, and […]

The Ganga River in Varanasi is experiencing historically low water levels, attributed to the intense heat. Normally spanning 70 to 80 meters wide in June, the river has shrunk to just 30 to 35 meters, causing it to recede from the ghats. This unprecedented decline has exposed debris such as broken boats, scattered garbage, and shattered boulders along its banks.

The reduced water levels are a direct result of the scorching heat and harsh sunlight. The buildup of garbage underscores the importance of maintaining a steady flow in the river, which is crucial for its health. Despite its revered status, the recent heatwave has revealed the vulnerability of the Ganga’s water supply.

The persistent heatwave over the past month and a half has exacerbated the situation, leading to significant drying of the Ganga. This lack of water has made the accumulated dirt and debris more visible along the riverbanks.

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