Flood declared as Jhelum nears danger mark at Sangam, Srinagar

Srinagar: The authorities on Monday sounded flood in the valley and asked the people living on the banks of river Jhelum to remain alert and vigilant.

The flood was declared after the water level in the Jhelum at Sangam (Anantnag)  gauge was recorded at 22.55 feet, just .45 feet below the danger mark of 23 at 5 am today. The water level at the Ram Munshibagh here was 18.30 feet, .70 feet below the danger mark of 19. However, at the third gauge at Asham, the water level of Jhelum was recorded at 11.16 feet, 3.84 feet below the danger level.

“Due to continuous rains since morning (12 July, 2015) the gauge at Sangam has crossed the flood declaration level of 21 ft. As such it is requested that the following announcement be made,” Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Flood Control, Mir Javed Jaffar said in a communication.

“The habitation residing along the embankments of river Jhelum, nallahs and low lying areas of south and central Kashmir are advised to remain vigilant,” the announcement read.

For the information of public, as per the guidelines of Irrigation & Flood Control Department, the different levels set for river Jehlum at Ram Munshi Bagh are as

16’.00” Alert

18’.00” Flood Level

19’.00” Danger Mark