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Jhelum at Srinagar 2 feet below flood alarm mark; 1.17 feet below flood level at Sangam

Ziraat Times News Network

Srinagar, June 22: The river Jhelum in Srinagar at the Ram Munshi Bagh gauge was recorded at 13.78 feet at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, which is about 2 feet below flood alarm level. At Sangam in South Kashmir, the river was flowing at 19.83 feet, which is well past the flood alarm of 18 feet which is just 1.17 feet below the flood declaration level, as per the latest data issued by the Department of Irrigation and Flood Control.

Although these increasing water levels have caused concern about the possibility of another Jhelum breach leading to a flood, any major decrease in precipitation today is expected to help in the water levels going down before they hit the breach levels.

Following are the key water levels in the Jhelum and its major tributaries as recorded by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department at 12 noon:

(A) RIVER JHELUM

1) Sangam (18ft. Flood Alarm / 21ft. Flood Declaration) = 19.83ft
2) Pampore (3.85/4.45) = 3.48m
3) Ram Munshi Bagh (16’/18′) = 13.78ft
4) Asham (13.5’/14′) = 7.19ft

(B) TRIBUTARIES

1) Vishow Nallah at Khudwani (7.0/7.75) = 10.27m
2) Rambiyara Nallah at Wachi (5.2/5.4) = NA
3) Lidder Nallah at Batkoot (1.4/1.5) = 1.25m
4) Doodhganga Nallah at Barzulla (3.5/3.65) = 3.00m
5) Sindh Nallah at Doderhama (3.5/3.65) = 3.36m
6) Sukhnag Nallah at Arizal (1.3/1.8) = 0.54m
7) Ferozpora Nallah at Drung (1.85/2.0) = NA
8) Pohru Nallah at Seelu (4.2/4.6) = 3.35m

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