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UP rivers flow above danger mark

twitter-logoPTI | August 18, 2019 | Updated 22:32 IST

Lucknow, Aug 18 (PTI) Rivers in Uttar Pradesh, including the Ganga, Yamuna and Ghaghra, are in spate following heavy rainfall in neighbouring states. According to the Central Water Commission, the Ganga is flowing above the danger mark in Badaun, Garhmukteshwar, Naraura and Farrukhabad. Similarly, the Sharda in Palia Kalan and the Ghaghra at Elgin Bridge in Barabanki of UP are flowing above the danger mark. Jalaun DM Mannan Akhtar said,"The Yamuna is flowing above the danger mark in Kalpi due to which 12 villages have been cut off from the tehsil headquarters. Kharif crop has been damaged. The release of water from the Hathni Kund barrage in Haryana and excessive rain in Kota of Rajasthan have suddenly increased the water level in the Yamuna." Akhtar said the crop damage was being assessed. Meanwhile, Farrukhabad DM Monica Rani said the administration had already started the work to prevent the erosion of the Ganga bank. The Meteorological Department on Sunday said rain/thunder showers were expected at some places in eastern and western Uttar Pradesh in next three days. PTI NAV RDK RDK

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