I&FC declares flood alert | KNO

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I&FC declares flood alert | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Fear of flood is again haunting the Srinagar residents, as the water levels is continuously increasing in Jhelum due to incessant rains in the Valley.

As per the Irrigation and Flood Control Department Kashmir there is a possibility of flood like situation in the city. Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Department Mir Muhammad Shahnawaz told Rising Kashmir that: “The Liddar Nallah, Vishow Nallah including the Sangam have crossed the danger level. After crossing the line of 21, we are declaring the flood alert.

The way it is raining it seems the level will further rise and cross the danger line of 21.” He said that they have already asked the people to monitor the Jhelum level themselves. “We have already deputed the staff on ground. They are continuously monitoring the water levels at different places,” Shahnawaz said. Meanwhile, the gauge reading of the Jhelum River has been consistently rising since today morning.

Jhelum at the Sangam is increasing and at around 5 pm it was recorded as 20.44 feet while as the gauge reading at Ram Munshi Bagh at around the same time was recorded as 12.35 feet. The gauge reading at Asham around the same time was recorded as 4.5 feet.