Uttarakhand: Rivers nearing danger mark

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Ajay Ramola



The continuous rains lashing has led to most of the drains and rivers on verge of spate in the state. The water level in Ganga River at Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh reached to 339.04 metres nearing the warning level of 339.50 metres with only few metres left to reach the danger level of 340.50 metres. The water level of tons river near Ichaddi dam were recorded at a level of 635.70 near Ichadi dam with warning level at 643.75, nearing the danger level of 644.75 metres. The water level of Yamuna river at Dakhpathar was 453.85 metres with warning level being at 454.37 metres just around the danger level of 455.37 metres. The rainfall recorded in the district was recorded at 98.6 mm and at Rishikesh the rainfall recorded was around 139.04 mm. The maximum water level at Tehri dam was recorded at 797.80 while the discharge was recorded to 10,745.20 roads are blocked in district Tehri and the work was on to open them for the traffic.

At Chamoli two women were reported injured when a cowshed was damaged due to landslide that occurred in village Sunali which also resulted in death of two cows while one calf was injured in Karnprayag tehsil. The revenue team along with Tehsildar have reached the spot and are overseeing the relief work.

All the officials have been told to remain in their areas with their mobile phones on at all times and inform any incident to the disaster control room immediately.

Warning Alert sounded in Uttarakhand

The MET department has sounded the warning alert stating heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places especially in Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Chamoli, Nainital, U.S.Nagar and Pithoragarh districts of Uttarakhand during next 48 hours. An advisory has been released for very heavy rainfall in the State during next 48 hours, the commuters and pilgrims moving in hills and people residing in low lying areas of plains of Uttarakhand is advised to be very cautious and coordinate closely with State Govt. authorities. The District Magistrate in wake of the heavy rains in the district has informed that all government and Non-Governmental schools and Anganwadi centres  in the district will remain closed on August 6th .