There will be outcry for water in Delhi! Yamuna's water level reached lowest since 1965

New Delhi: The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Wednesday said that the water supply in several parts of Delhi will be affected on Thursday due to less water being released into Yamuna and two canals by the Haryana side. The water level at Wazirabad Tal is 666.8 feet, which is the lowest level since 1965. The normal level here is 674.5 feet. The DJB said that an alert has been sounded for water supply to be affected in north, west, central, and south Delhi as well as in several areas of New Delhi and Delhi Cantonment. Earlier this month, the water level in Wazirabad reached 667.6 feet below the normal level of 674.5 feet.

According to officials, less water is coming from the Haryana side through the carrier-lined canal (CLC) and Delhi sub-branch (DSB). Operations at Wazirabad and Chandrawal WTP have been affected. The water supply will remain affected till the situation improves. The capacity of Chandrawal and Wazirabad is 90 MGD and 135 MGD respectively. The water pressure will remain low in northeast Delhi, West Delhi, North Delhi, Central Delhi, South Delhi and NDMC areas including Delhi Cantt. If Haryana does not release enough water, there could be an outcry for water in Delhi.  

The DJB said in a statement that due to low availability of water at DSB, CLC and a decrease in water level of Yamuna river pond in Wazirabad by 666.80 feet against the normal level of 674.50 feet, water production at Chandrawal and Wazirabad water treatment plants has been negatively affected. DJB has rationalized the water supply across Delhi.  

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