Srinagar: The flood situation in Kashmir showed a marked improvement as water level in Jhelum and other water bodies receded below danger mark on Thursday.
From reaching 22.09-ft at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, the water level in Jhelum at Sangam gauge in south Kashmir was at 14.26-ft at 10 p.m. on Thursday, an official of Irrigation and Flood Control department said. The water level is below ‘flood alarm mark’ of 18-ft.
At Ram Munshi Bagh here, the Jhelum was flowing at 17.45-ft at 10 p.m. against 19.77-ft at 4 a.m. today. The water level was below the danger mark of 18-ft when flood was declared in Srinagar.
At Asham in northern Kashmir’s Bandipora district, the official said, the Jhelum level was at 12.52ft, almost 2-ft below the mark when flood is sounded there.
Regarding some tributaries, the official said, the water level has also receded below threat level now. He said Vishow Nallah at Khudwani Kulgam was flowing at 4.56 against the flood mark of 7.0m. At noon on June 22, the water level in Vishow Nallah at Khudwani Kulgam had reached 10.7m, he said. Similarly, he said, the water level at Rambiyara Nallah at Wachi Shopian at 10 p.m. was 1.27 m against danger mark of 5.7 while the nallah Lidder at Batkoot was flowing at 1.01m against the danger level of 1.65m.
Doodhganga Nallah at Barzulla here was flowing at 1.47 m against the dangerous mark of 3.8m; Sindh Nallah at Doderhama Ganderbal was flowing 1.88m against 3.36m at June 22 noon. The weatherman has forecast improvement in the weather.