Rapid Rise in Ganges Water Level Amidst Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

Rapid Rise in Ganges Water Level Amidst Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

Ganga Water Level Rises Rapidly Again: The water level of the Ganges river is once again increasing at a rapid pace. On Thursday, the water level is rising at a rate of two centimeters per hour. The ongoing rainfall in the mountains and floods in several areas are considered the main reasons for this surge. Consequently, pressure has built up on the embankments, and the interconnection between the embankments is still disrupted.

Ever since the water levels began rising at the start of August, the interconnection between the embankments had been severed. To the extent that cremations were affected at the Harishchandra and Manikarnika Ghats. Following that, a reduction in water levels was recorded from the second week of August. However, now that the water levels are increasing again, concerns among the people have risen.

As per the report of the Central Water Commission, the Ganges water level is rising at a pace of two centimeters per hour. On Thursday, the Ganges water level in Varanasi was recorded at 64.76 meters. The danger mark in Varanasi is 70.262 meters, and the alarm mark is at 71.262 meters. Over the past 12 hours, the water level has risen by 22 centimeters.

Cloudy Skies and Anticipated Rainfall

With the increasing water level of the Ganges, changes in the weather patterns are also being observed. On Thursday, along with the sound of clouds, moist winds continued to blow. Due to this, people felt relief from the heat. In the morning, there was drizzling in some areas. The afternoon saw sunshine, but the increased humidity in the air reduced its impact. The maximum temperature on Thursday reached 32.2 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 26.0 degrees Celsius. According to BHU’s meteorological scientist, Prof. Manoj Srivastava, the weather is expected to remain the same for the next two days.

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