Srinagar, August 28: As incessant rains from the last couple of days stopped, the water level in river Sindh and Doodhganga Nallah receded considerably in last less than twelve hours, official sources said on Friday.
They told GNS that water level in Sindh decreased from 3.74m at 11 p.m. last night to 2.29m at 9.a.m this morning near Duderhama Ganderbal in central Kashmir’s district. The authorities had declared flood alert at around 10 p.m. last night after the water level breached danger mark of 3.35m near Duderhama Ganderbal.
“Amidst incessant rains, the water level in Nallah Sindh at Duderhama has crossed Flood mark. All residents of the downstream adjacent villages are requested to remain alert and cautious,” Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal had said in a tweet last night.
Also, water level in Doodhganga Nallah was recorded at 2.71m at 9 a.m. this morning as against 3.69m at 10.p.m. last night. When the level crosses 3.8m at Barzulla Srinagar, the flood is declared in the area, the official sources added.
Meanwhile, the water level increased in Jhelum in last twelve hours but the threat of flood remains minimal, the officials said.
They said that the water level in south Kashmir’s Sangam gauge was 16.25ft at 9 a.m., slightly above the alarm level of 15 feet but almost 5 feet below the danger mark of 21 feet.
At Ram Munshi Bagh in Srinagar, it was at 15.14 feet against the alarm level of 16 feet and flood level of 19 feet, they said.
The state’s summer capital Srinagar, which was devastated by floods in September in 2014, along with other parts of the valley received plenty of rainfall in last two days.
According to the officials, the rain recorded during last 24 hour at Automatic Rain Gauge Stations includes 22.0mmat Khudwani, 9.0mm at Batkoot, 23.0mm at Sangam, 31. 5mm at R.M.Bagh and 40mm at Asham and 36.5mm at Ganderbal.