The Central Water Commission (CWC) has predicted a flood-like situation in the basins of five rivers between Wednesday and Friday after weatherman’s forecast of very heavy rainfall in the parts of seven districts of Uttarakhand.
As per the CWC advisory, the low-lying areas near the five rivers, namely Alaknanda, Pinder, Mandakini, Bhagirathi and Ganga are under threat.
The CWC has warned after checking the Ganga River flowing level which has already above the danger mark in Rishikesh and Haridwar.
Accoring to a report in TOI, on Wednesday the Ganga River in Haridwar was flowing at almost eight inches above the warning level. While in Rishikesh, the Ganga water rose approximately four inches above the red mark.
The CWC official said, “Our flood prediction is purely based on Meteorological department’s rain forecast. If heavy to very heavy rain takes place, water level in the five river basins will increase and might cause flood-like situation.”
The Meteorological Centre has predicted heavy to very rainfall at isolated places in Almora, Champawat, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, Pauri, Haridwar and Dehradun by Thursday morning.