Dehradun, Tehri, and Pauri districts are expected to experience heavy rainfall on Friday. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for these regions. According to the weather department, thunderstorms with lightning and intense bouts of rain are likely to occur in these districts today.
Additionally, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, and Champawat may also witness heavy rainfall in some areas. An orange alert has been issued for these areas. Haridwar, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Almora, and Bageshwar may also experience heavy rainfall in certain pockets. A yellow alert has been issued for these regions.
Ganga Ghats Submerged, Residents Advised to Stay Alert
Continuous heavy rainfall has caused the Ganga River and its tributaries to swell in Haridwar. As the water level of the Ganga rises, areas like Laxman Jhula, Swargashram, Muni Ki Reti, and the Tapovan region have been inundated. The water has reached the Ganga Ghats and shores, affecting places like Triveni Ghat. The local administration and disaster management teams are on standby along the Ganga Ghats and shores. The water level of the Ganga is currently hovering around 339.20 meters, which is slightly below the danger mark of 339.50 meters.
Residents living in the vicinity of the Ganga’s banks have been alerted by the local authorities. People residing along the Ganga’s coastal areas, from Tapovan to Raibala, have moved to safer locations. The Central Water Commission reported that as of Thursday, the water level of the Ganga was 339.32 meters at 12 PM, 339.25 meters at 4 PM, and 339.20 meters at 7 PM.
Fluctuating Ganga Water Levels Cause Concern in Rural Areas
The fluctuating water levels of the Ganga due to continuous rain have caused concern in rural areas of Haridwar. As a result, authorities have advised people not to venture near the Ganga Ghats. The Ganga’s water level has been rising and falling consistently due to heavy rainfall over the past few days.
A couple of days ago, the Ganga’s water level reached 294 meters, which is near the danger mark. On Thursday, the water level was recorded at 293.40 meters in the morning and 292.80 meters in the evening. Residents are worried that if the water level continues to rise, it could damage their crops. The situation remains tense in the flood-prone areas along the Ganga’s banks.
Farmers and villagers in these areas are anxiously monitoring the water levels, as the fluctuating Ganga poses a threat to their livelihoods and properties.