Flood threat in Kashmir ends

Flood threat in Kashmir ends

Srinagar: With the decrease in cloud cover after four days on Saturday, the flood threat looming over the Kashmir Valley has ended, an official said.
“Although the Jhelum River was still flowing marginally above the flood mark at Ram Munshibagh at 7 a.m. it has fallen below the danger level at Sangam in Anantnag,” the official from the Irrigation and Flood Control Department said.
Water level in all the tributaries of the river in Kashmir has come down, he added.
The overall flood threat faced by the people in the valley over the last few days is over, he said.
The official, however, added that the field staff of the department shall continue to remain on high alert till temporary breaches and seepage at some places in the river and stream embankments were plugged.
Despite the improvement in weather, water logging problems continued to trouble people in many residential and commercial areas. (Agencies)

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