Flood threat in Gonda, Bahraich, Balrampur, Sitapur and Barabanki districts

Uttar Pradesh's Five district Gonda, Bahraich, Balrampur, Sitapur and Barabanki issued fllod thread after rivers like Sharda, Ghaghra and Saryu flowing above the danger mark. The release of over 3.5 lakh cusecs of water from the Bambasa and Girijapuri dams on Sunday is expected to push the rising water levels further within the next 48 hours. As a result, people in the flood prone region are having sleepless nights. As per the Central Water Commission, Sharda is almost a metre above its danger mark at Palliakalan in Lakhimpur Kheri district, while Ghaghra crossed the red mark at the Elgin Bridge in Barabanki, Ayodhya and Turtipar in Ballia districts. Rapti has crossed the danger mark at Bhinga in Shrawasti, while Budhi Rapti is flowing much above the danger levels at Siddharthnagar. Ganga, Yamuna also rising in state
Ganga is also rising in Varanasi and Allahabad, as a result of which operations of small boats have been banned by the authorities in Kannauj, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur, Dalmau, Mirzapur and Ghazipur as well. Yamuna too is flowing at danger mark in Mavi and rising in Naini region of Allahabad, the CWC report said. River Ramganga is about to cross the red mark at Moradabad, Bareilly and Shahjahanpur, the CWC sources said.


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