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Water level in Yamuna starts declining, day after it rose to highest danger level

The water level in the Yamuna today started receding, a day after it rose to its highest danger level in the last five years.


PTI Last Updated at 01 Aug 2018, 16:08 IST India

The water level in the Yamuna today started receding, a day after it rose to its highest danger level in the last five years.

According to an official of the Irrigation and Flood Control Department, the water level dropped to 204.82 metres this afternoon and is expected to recede further, a day after it rose to 206.05 metres, which is its highest level since 2013.

At 8 pm yesterday, the Yamuna river was flowing at 206.05 metres at Old Yamuna Bridge which has been closed for vehicular traffic.

The overflowing water of the Yamuna entered some houses in low-lying areas of Burari in north Delhi yesterday, officials said.

As many as 15 people who were stranded in flood waters were rescued from the area yesterday.

So far, a total of 13,915 people have been moved to safer places due to the rising water levels.

They have been accommodated in 1,461 tents and temporary shelters, where they are being provided food and medical help.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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