Delhi: Water flows very close to warning mark in Yamuna river
New Delhi: The water level of the Yamuna river jumped quite close to the warning mark in Delhi on Friday morning. The water was flowing over 204 meters, which is very close to the warning mark of 204.5 meters.
“The water level was recorded at 204.30 meter at the Old Railway Bridge at 9 am. It was 203.77 meter at 10 am on Thursday,” an official of the irrigation and flood control department was quoted as saying by the NDTV.
The significant increase in the water level happened due to discharge of water from Hathnikund Barrage on Tuesday. The flow rate was 36,557 cusec at 5 pm on Tuesday, the highest in the last three days.
The discharged water from the barrage is being used as drinking water in the national capital. Normally, it takes two-three days to reach the capital. The water was released at a rate of 11,055 cusec in Yamuna river at 8 am on Friday.
“The flow rate has remained between 10,000 cusec to 25,000 cusec over the last two days, which is not very high. Therefore, the water level of the river is expected to recede,” the official added.
One cusec is equivalent to 28.32 litre per second.