Yamuna Water Level Reaches Danger Mark, Delhi On High Alert

The Delhi government is on high alert, closely monitoring the rising water levels, as the situation continues to pose a potential threat to residents living along the riverbanks.


Rising water levels of Yamuna river in Delhi

The water level in the Yamuna River has risen above the danger mark, reaching 206.26 meters at the Old Railway Bridge in Delhi. The surge in discharge from the Hathnikund Barrage, resulting from heavy rainfall in parts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, has led to the rapid increase in the river's water level.

As of 3 pm this afternoon, the Yamuna River's water level continued to rise, and authorities expect it to increase further by the evening. The Delhi government has issued a high alert and is closely monitoring the situation as the discharge of over 2 lakh cusecs of water from the Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana adds to the water inflow.


According to the Central Water Commission's (CWC) data, the water level has witnessed a steady rise, from 205.02 meters at 10 pm on Saturday to 205.96 meters at 9 am on Sunday, finally reaching 206.26 meters by 3 pm.