According to the Central Water Commission, the Yamuna river in Delhi is still flowing over the 205.33-meter danger mark, with its peak level occurring at 8 am on Thursday in the Delhi Railway Bridge at 205.75 metres.
Following significant rain in several regions of the national capital and higher catchment areas on Wednesday, the river again over the danger mark, forcing the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue an orange notice for the day.
The water level in the Hindon River, a tributary of the Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida, was 196.84 metres at 7 a.m. on Thursday after reaching its highest flood level (HFL) on Wednesday after days of nonstop rain in several areas of Delhi-NCR.
After heavy downpours all day, Mumbai recorded its wettest July on Wednesday, with the month having already seen a record 1557.8 mm of precipitation, according to the IMD.
The previous wettest July on record occurred in 2020, when the Santacruz observatory of the IMD, which represents the suburbs of Mumbai, recorded 1,502 mm of precipitation.
Concerns over a possible flood crisis in Delhi-NCR have been raised once more as a result of the rise in water levels in the Yamuna and Hindon caused by Wednesday’s downpour. Over 3,100 people from 17 villages have been relocated to shelter homes together with nearly 1,600 hectares of land in Noida and Greater Noida’s floodplains.
Manish Kumar Verma, the district magistrate for Gautam Buddh Nagar, and Lokesh M, the CEO of Noida Authority, visited some of the affected villages and assessed the condition in flood-hit districts close to the banks of the Hindon River. According to Verma, inspections were conducted in the impacted areas to evaluate the situation at ground zero. The district administration’s temporary shelter homes were also inspected by the DM.
On July 8th, when 126.1mm of rain was recorded between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm, the national capital had its highest downpour for a July day in 21 years, causing pandemonium on the streets.
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