Jhelum above danger mark, flood alert in Kashmir

- Published: 20 July 2015
Jhelum above danger mark, flood alert in Kashmir

Srinagar: Owing to the heavy downpour, a flood alert has been sounded in Kashmir including low lying areas of Srinagar as the river Jhelum continues to swell.

Incessant rainfall has led to the swelling of the Jhelum river and the water level in Jhelum river stood at 19.10 feet on Monday morning and this is above the danger mark,” pointed an official of the flood control department on Monday.

He also said that the water level at Sangam in Anantnag district was 22.30 feet which is however below the danger mark.

An official of the state flood control department told mediapersons that the rise in Jhelum river has been caused by cloudbursts in the catchment areas of Lidder stream, a major tributary of the river in south Kashmir areas.

The official, however said that all possible arrangements were in place to meet any emergency situation.

According to the met department, the southwest monsoon is presently vigorous over Jammu and Kashmir due to which heavy rains have been lashing most areas in the Jammu region as moderate rainfall occurred in the Kashmir Valley.

“Wet weather is expected to continue in Jammu and Kashmir during the next three days though the intensity of precipitation is likely to decrease today (Monday) onwards,” was the forecast of the met department official.

Source: indileak.com