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Srinagar: River Jhelum crossed the danger mark in Srinagar and Sangam in south Kashmir on Thursday evening, officials said.
According to an official of Irrigation and Flood Control Kashmir, river Jhelum crossed the danger mark of 21-ft at Sangam when flood is declared in south Kashmir.
The river Jhelum was flowing at 18.80-ft at Ram Munshibagh at 9 p.m, the official said. The danger mark was breached at Ram Munshibagh at 6 p.m. and in last three hours, the water level rose by 80 notches, the official said.
At Asham in Bandipora district, the official said, the water level of Jhelum was 10.58-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 was 7.62m, 2.2m in Rambiyara Nallah at Vachi while the nallah Lidder at Batkoot was at 1.08 m at 9 p.m.