Dehradun: The water level of the Sharda river in the Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh rose sharply since Monday night following cloudburst at several places in Uttarakhand on Monday. Officials have informed in this regard on Tuesday. In Uttarakhand, Kheri DM Dr. Arvind Kumar Chaurasia has issued a flood alert in Kheri on Monday evening following reports of a cloudburst.
In an alert notice, the DM directed all collectors (SDM), tehsildars and irrigation department officials to remain alert and evacuate people to safer places in view of the impending flood threat. It may be recalled that due to the sudden rise in the water level of the Sharda river, sugarcane and paddy crops have been completely submerged due to the flow of water in a village in Gola tehsil.
Gola SDM Akhilesh Yadav informed that "The overflow of Sharda stream in Bajeda village was temporary and the situation will return to normal within the next 24 hours." He said "revenue department teams have been sent to the spot to review the situation. Flood Department Executive Engineer Rajiv has denied any major damage to the anti-erosion project in Bajeda village.