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Authorities Sound Flood Alert in Kashmir | Latest News Update

Flood Alert In Kashmir As Jhelum Crosses 18 ft Mark | Latest News Update


  With the unabated rains in Kashmir since couple of days, authorities on Wednesday sounded ‘flood alarm’. As the main tributary of Jhelum crossed the 18-ft mark at Sangam in south Kashmir, authorities were prompted to issue the statement. Flood Alert in Kashmir has been issued in parts of South Kashmir and schools have been closed.

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  As per latest news update, The water level at Sangam gauge was 18.18 at 10 p.m., 18 notches above the ‘flood alarm’ mark and some three feet below 21-ft mark when flood is declared, as per an official.

At Ram Munshi Bagh in Srinagar, the water at noon was 12.50-ft, nearly 3.5-ft below the alarm level of 16-ft and 4.5-ft below flood level of 19-ft, the officials said.

At Asham in Bandipora district, the official said, the Jhelum level was at 6.74-ft against 13.5-ft mark when flood alarm is sounded in north Kashmir.

Regarding some tributaries, the official said, the water level in Vishow Nallah at Khudwani was 10.61m while the nallah Lidder at Batkoot was at 1.31 m. The weatherman has forecast improvement in the weather and it was unlikely that fllod is ultimately declared even though water level in Srinagar and north Kashmir may increase in next few hours due to downward flow, an expert said.

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Meanwhile SMC people here said that there was water-logging in some areas of Srinagar. They claimed “static dewatering stations are fully functional and mobile dewatering pumps also deployed.” Get updates on Flood in Kashmir 2022 Today .

“There is flash-flood like situation in Tailbal, Khushipora areas of North Srinagar,” they said, adding, “Teams are being deployed to aid efforts of J&K Lake Conservation and Management Authority there as well.” (GNS)

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