Srinagar: The water level in river Jhelum has started to recede in Sangam in south Kashmir while as it has remained constant at Ram Munshibagh gauge mark for central Kashmir and is rising at Asham in north Kashmir, an official of Irrigation and Flood Control Kashmir said on Friday.
Except for north Kashmir, the Jhelum continues to flow above danger mark following incessant rains for couple of days.
“The river Jhelum crossed the danger mark of 21-ft (flood declaration level) at Sangam at 9p.m. yesterday and reached 22.10 ft at 2 a.m. however, ever since it has ebbed to 21.50 at 9 a.m. on Friday,” the official said.
The river Jhelum was flowing at 20.20-ft at Ram Munshibagh at 9 a.m., the official said. The danger mark of 18-ft (flood declaration level) was breached at Ram Munshibagh at 6 p.m. yesterday and from 7 a.m. today, the water level has remained constant at 20.20-ft, the official said.
At Asham in Bandipora district, the official said that the water level of Jhelum was 12.16-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 that the water level in Vishow Nallah at Khudwani was 6.39m at 9 a.m. against 7.62m at 9 p.m. yesterday while it was 1.96m against 2.2m 12-hours ago at Rambiyara Nallah at Vachi while the nallah Lidder at Batkoot was at 0.86m at 9 a.m. against 1.08 m at 9 p.m.