Srinagar: Water level in river Jhelum and it’s tributaries started to recede today after rainfall stopped last night, easing flood fears in Kashmir, officials said. The water level in Jhelum started to recede at around 3.00 am at Sangam in South Kashmir,the officials said.
While the water level at Ram Munshi Bagh in the city was still increasing marginally,it is expected to recede in a couple of hours, they said. The highest water level at Sangam was recorded at 22.10 feet at 2.00 am while it was 21.70 feet at 7.00 am, they said.
The water level in tributaries like Veishov, Rambiara and Lidder streams has receded substantially in the past six hours,the officials said. Yesterday, water level in river Jhelum had crossed the ‘flood declaration’ mark at Ram Munshi Bagh in Srinagar, prompting authorities to set up emergency control rooms, even as 17 people were rescued from flash floods in Poonch and a woman was killed in lightning in Rajouri.