New Delhi: The water level of the Yamuna river in Delhi has surpassed the danger mark, reaching 205.34 m at 10 a.m on Saturday, as reported by the Central Water Commission (CWC). This rise in water level is attributed to the heavy rainfall that occurred on Friday night.
Due to the flood-like situation, many residents living in the vicinity of the Yamuna are seeking refuge in relief camps. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts that regions such as Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and East Rajasthan are likely to experience varying degrees of rainfall, ranging from light to moderate to widespread.
Notably, the Yamuna river broke a 45-year-old record on July 13, reaching its highest level at 208.65 meters, causing flooding in several low-lying areas and submerging roads. On the previous Friday, it was flowing at 208.35 meters.
As the flood situation begins to improve, traffic is gradually returning to the roads near the river, and water is receding in waterlogged areas. However, authorities and residents remain on high alert due to the rising water levels.