Yamuna recedes but stays above danger mark

August 19th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Yamuna river Friday continued to flow above the danger mark at Delhi, though the inflow of water from Haryana and the level of the river were receding, a Delhi flood department official said.

Officials said they have observed a decline in the discharge of water from Haryana’s Hathni Kund barrage.

The water level of the river at the old double-decker rail-cum-road stood at 205.68 metres at 10 a.m. Friday. The danger level is 204.83 metres, according to an irrigation and flood control department official.

“The discharge from Haryana is much low. About 37,225 cusecs has been discharged till 8 a.m. Friday,” the official told IANS.

“We are expecting the water level to recede further by evening. The level should come down to the 204.83 metres,” he added.

Irrigation and flood control department’s control rooms will work along the marginal bunds on both banks of the Yamuna, while 56 boats and many pumps have also been pressed into service.

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