Jhelum in spate again, flood alarm sounded

Srinagar: After a spell of heavy rains on Sunday night, the water level in the Jhelum rose again, prompting irrigation and flood control authorities to issue a ‘flood threat’ in Srinagar.
The water level at two gauges along the river, Sangam and Ram Munshibagh, are about to touch the alarm level of
21 feet and 18 feet respectively, a statement issued by flood control department said. The water level has risen almost seven feet during the day, they said.
The statement has advised people living near Jhelum banks and low-lying areas to remain alert, while all flood officials have been asked to report to their respective beats/sectors as mentioned in the “Flood Duty Chart 2015-16.
While Srinagar received 46.3 mm of rainfall since last evening, tourist destinations of Pahalgam and Gulmarg recorded a rainfall of 71.6 mm and 76.1 mm respectively during this period.
Director MeT department Sonam Lotus told Kashmir Reader that weather will remain dry from Monday onwards.