Gauge at Sangam drops just 2.44 feet against 6 feet in 12 hours

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Srinagar, June 23 Though there is an improvement in the weather, the water level at different gauges is receding slowly indicating Vishow & Rambiara Nallahs have received high-intensity rainfall for the past couple of days, an official from Irrigation and Flood Control Department said adding that the department monitored the water level throughout the night and conducted night patrolling to safeguard the embankments.

 

The maximum gauge of 22.09 feet was recorded at Sangam yesterday evening at 8 PM. The Department said that the current reading at Sangam is 19.65 feet (8 AM), the gauge has dropped by just 2.44 feet in 12 hours.

 

“Normally, Sangam gauge should have dropped by more than 6 feet by now. It is a rear event, probably indicating one or two catchments (Vishow & Rambiara) had received very high-intensity rains that ensured continuous discharge is fed to Sangam (weak enough that it couldn’t push the gauge up but strong enough to ensure that gauge didn’t reduce quickly).”

 

The water level at Ram MunshiBagh (Srinagar) has started to recede with a maximum gauge of 19.77 feet recorded at 5 AM.

 

Meanwhile, the weather office has predicted dry weather till June 28 across Kashmir Valley. (KNT)