'Flood situation under control'
Srinagar, Sep 9: Due to continuous downpour since Saturday afternoon the water level in Jehlum river and its tributaries has been rising, officials of Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) Department said here.
They said the department is regularly monitoring the situation and control rooms have been established at all the district headquarters.
However, the administration has warned all those who have constructed their shelters/sheds along the River Jehlum and in depressions adjacent to Nallahs to vacate their shelters and move to safer places.
Giving break up of water level an official said presently the water level in river Jhelum is low. He said that water level at Sangam gauge in south Kashmir is 14.1 feet, at Ram Munshibagh in Srinagar is 9.8 and in Ashem area of Bandipora it is 6.4 ft. “It is below the danger level. Once it crosses 21 feet at Sangam gauge, then there is possibility of floods,” he said.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 9 Sep 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 9 Sep 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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