Yamuna water level in Delhi surpasses danger mark once more.

Once again, the Yamuna water level in Delhi has exceeded the danger mark, creating concerns over potential flooding. According to data provided by the Central Water Commission (CWC), the Yamuna river reached a height of 205.39 meters at the Old Railway Bridge by 10 pm on a Tuesday evening. This recurrence of high water levels comes merely a month after heavy rainfall in the river’s catchment area led to floods in various parts of the national capital. On July 13, the Yamuna experienced an unprecedented flood level of 208.66 meters.

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Meanwhile, at the Hathnikund barrage situated in Haryana’s Yamunanagar district, the flow rate reached 30,153 cusecs on the previous evening. This indicates the substantial volume of water being released into the river system.

The situation is not isolated to Delhi alone. Reports from the ANI reveal that heavy rainfall in the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand has resulted in a swift escalation of river water levels. The continued downpour has brought about catastrophic consequences, particularly in these two northern states.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a “red alert” for many areas in both Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand due to the persistent rains. The IMD predicts “heavy to very heavy rains” for the next 24 hours. This “red alert” status is expected to transition to an “orange alert” later on.

Tragedy has been unfolding due to the relentless rainfall in the hill states. In Himachal Pradesh alone, the death toll has risen to 55 over the past two days. The ongoing landslides, flash floods, and cloudbursts are resulting in substantial loss of life, property damage, and displacement of residents. Authorities are responding urgently, with a focus on rescuing those trapped by the disasters.

Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu informed the public that extensive restoration work is underway, with a particular emphasis on the rescue of individuals in dire situations. While major roads like the Chandigarh-Shimla 4-lane highway have been reopened, state roads require additional time to become operational again.

In Rishikesh, the toll from rain-related incidents is also distressing. Three people have lost their lives, and ten individuals are reported missing following such incidents. Remarkably, the city saw the highest amount of rainfall across the entire country on a particular Monday.

As heavy rainfall continues to batter the town of Joshimath in Uttarakhand, fresh cracks have appeared, amplifying fears among local residents regarding the stability of the region. The combination of ongoing heavy rain and these signs of instability have heightened concerns for the safety and well-being of the residents in the state.

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