Update on the floods in Delhi

Posted on 13 July 2023

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At 8 a.m. today, the Yamuna's water level was 208.48 metres, according to the Central Water Commission. Due to severe rains, the discharge of water from the Hathnikund Barrage, and rising river levels, some areas of the city are experiencing flooding and water logging. The Yamuna water level rose quickly in Delhi over the past few days. It rose quickly from 203.14 metres at 11 a.m. on Sunday to 205.4 at 5 p.m. on Monday, breaking beyond the 205.33-meter danger mark 18 hours earlier than anticipated. In accordance with the Delhi government's evacuation plan, a total of 16,564 residents of low-lying regions have been relocated to safer locations, and 14,534 others are currently living in tents or other makeshift shelters throughout the city. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sent a letter to the Central Water Commission yesterday urging it to act quickly to avert the impending disaster. Saurabh Bharadwaj, the water minister for Delhi, stated on Thursday that the ITO barrage's five gates are obstructing the Yamuna's water flow. Bharadwaj reported that five of the 32 gates of the barrage near the Delhi Secretariat are clogged due to silt buildup, preventing the swift drainage of river water.

Live Update:

Yamuna River water levels in Delhi have fallen, reports CWC portal. At 10 p.m., water had reached 208.63 metres.

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