Flood declared in Kashmir as river Jhelum crosses danger mark

Shubhang Chauhan
At Bandipora, the official said that the water level of Jhelum was 10 ft against the 13 ft mark as the flood was declared.

Srinagar, April 6: Jhelum river on Thursday crossed the 18 feet mark when flood in Srinagar is declared as it crossed the danger mark in Sangam in south Kashmir. Kashmir Reader quoted an official of  Irrigation and Flood Control Kashmir saying Jhelum crossed the danger zone of 18 feet at Ram Munshibagh in the evening.

The official stated that the river was flowing at 19.95 feet against 21 feet mark as the flood was declared. At Bandipora, the official said that the water level of Jhelum was 10 ft against the 13 ft mark as the flood was declared. The water level in Vishow Nallah at Khudwani was around 7.35 m and 1.96m in Rambiyara Nallah at Vachi.

News agency PTI quoted officials as saying Jhelum this morning had crossed the ‘alarm level’ of 18 feet at Sangam in Anantnag district. “We have issued the advisory after the water level in River Jhelum crossed the 18 feet mark at Sangam,” a senior official of the Irrigation and Flood Control department told the news agency.