Water level of Yamuna river in Delhi at 205.45 meters, threat remains

Surging Water Levels Reignite Worries of Flood-Like Scenario in Delhi and Neighboring Areas
Yamuna Above Danger Mark
Yamuna River in Delhi Flows Above Danger Mark, Triggering Flood Concerns in the Capital

New Delhi witnessed the Yamuna River's water level reaching 205.45 meters at 7 am on Tuesday, surpassing the danger mark of 205.33 meters. The situation had become worrisome after the river's water level had peaked at 206.56 meters on Monday.

Authorities took precautionary measures by urging residents to evacuate low-lying areas near the floodplains on Sunday. The river had been fluctuating around the danger mark of 205.33 meters in recent days, following its record-high of 208.66 meters on July 13, caused by heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, leading to water discharge from the Hathnikund Barrage.

While the water level had been gradually receding after July 13, there have been slight fluctuations in the last two-three days, with the water level dropping below the danger mark on July 18 at 8 pm, after eight days of being above the threshold.

The surge in Yamuna's water level resulted in water-logging and flood-like situations in various parts of Delhi. To tackle the situation, the Delhi government made embankments and reinforcements at vulnerable spots to protect the Wazirabad Water Treatment Plant, as inspected by Delhi Jal Board Vice-Chairman Saurabh Bhardwaj on Sunday.

Amidst these developments, Home Minister Amit Shah discussed the matter with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena on Sunday, addressing the rising water levels in the Yamuna River in the national capital.