Srinagar: As river Jhelum crossed the danger mark of 21-ft following incessant rains since Friday morning at Sangam, flood has been declared in south Kashmir.
According to an official of Irrigation and Flood Control Kashmir, the river Jhelum was flowing at 21.33-ft at 6 p.m. few notches above the danger mark of 21-ft at Sangam when flood is declared in south Kashmir.
“The habitation residing along the embankments of River Jhelum / Nallahs and in low lying areas of South Kashmir are advised to remain vigilant,’ Chief engineer Irrigation and Flood Control said. Besides the staff deputed on flood duty in South Kashmir is directed to report to their respective sectors/beats, he added.
The river Jhelum was flowing at 13.34-ft at Ram Munshibagh at 6 p.m, the official said. The flood ‘is sounded in Central Kashmir when level crosses 16 ft and ‘flood’ is declared when it surges over 19 feet, the officials said.
At Asham in Bandipora district, the official said, the water level of Jhelum was 4.83-ft against 13-ft mark when flood alarm is sounded in north Kashmir. The flood is declared when the level at Asham crosses 14-ft mark.
Regarding some tributaries, the official said, the water level in Vishow Nallah at Khudwani Rambiyara Nallah at Vachi and the nallah Lidder at Batkoot also increasing.
Originating from Kousarnag in Aharbal, gushing waters of Vaishaw Nallah triggered the 2014 flood in Kashmir.
Report said that the gushing water of the nallah following heavy rains since last night washed away many diversions in Kulgam district. These diversions were constructed following washing away of many bridges in 2014 flood.
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