WATER LEVEL

  • Andhra Pradesh: Godavari water level rising but no danger at present September 7, 2014

    Rajahmundry: District authorities said the water level of Godavari river had reached 7.5 feet at Dowleswaram barrage in East Godavari district, but as of now it posed no threat to surrounding areas. However, the administration is monitoring the situation. The water level may rise further as the catchment areas are...
  • Water level of Ganga on the rise, authorities on high alert July 26, 2014

    The water level of river Ganga is constantly on the rise and is approaching the danger mark due to release of water from Narora dam and heavy rainfall in the hills. The rising water of the Ganga could affect 30 villages along the bank of the river, Additional District Magistrate (ADM)...
  • Decision to raise height of Narmada dam gives locals' sleepless nights June 13, 2014

    Locals OF Dharmpur village in Madhya Pradesh feel they have not received the promised rehabilitation package and they fear the height of the Narmada dam will further be raised. ...
  • Mettur dam water level at 43.73 feet June 7, 2014

    Salem: The water level in the Mettur dam on Saturday stood at 43.73 feet against its full level of 120 feet. The inflow was 4,457 cusecs and outflow 800 cusecs, PWD sources said. ...
  • Tamil Nadu starts work on increasing Mullaperiyar dam level to 142ft May 20, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday began work on increasing the Mullaiperiyar dam level to 142 feet as per the orders of the Supreme Court, with a 12member team taking up shutter renovation work. In the first step, efforts would be taken to operate the shutters manually as well as power...
  • TN government begins steps to raise water level in Mullaperiyar dam May 11, 2014

    Idukki (Kerala): Three days after the Supreme Court endorsed its stand in the longdrawn dispute over Mullaperiyar dam, Tamil Nadu on Saturday began steps to raise the water level of the 119yearold reservoir to 142 ft from 136 ft limit set by Kerala on the strength of a state legislation. According...
  • National Green Tribunal seeks report on measures taken to maintain ground water level February 20, 2014

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday ordered civil officials of Uttar Pradesh to establish what measures have been taken to maintain biodiversity and ground water level in the state. The NGT said the Public Works Department secretary should hold a meeting with officials of the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam, Ghaziabad Development...
  • Odisha: 10 people killed, 1.5 lakh others affected due to flash floods October 25, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Ten people have been killed and 1.5 lakh others have been affected due to flash floods in Odisha. Around 129 villages were inundated due to the flash floods in Ganjam district of Odisha. The One Day International between India and Australia which is to be held on Saturday in Cuttack...
  • Kerala: Water level in Idukki dam close to brim, likely to be opened September 22, 2013

    With the water level in Kerala's largest hydro electric reservoir Idukki rising close to the Full Reservoir Level due to incessant rains, the authorities on Saturday sounded the possibility of draining excess water down the Periyar river. In Kochi, an emergency cell was constituted at the international airport at nearby Nedumbassery...
  • Bihar floods: Water level of Ganga recedes, embankments safe, says DMD September 9, 2013

    Patna: Water levels in flood-affected Bihar have started to recede even as thousands remain displaced. The Disaster Management Department (DMD) stated that the embankments are now safe. Over 200 people have died and 6.9 million displaced as the flood situation remained grim in the state due to spate in various...
  • Massive landslide in Arunachal due to rainfall, 2 districts remain cut off September 8, 2013

    With improvement in the weather, the water level of major rivers in Eastern Arunachal showed a receding trend even as West and Upper Siang districts in the state remained cut off due to massive landslides triggered by torrential rain. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Saturday undertook an aerial survey of the...
  • Water level of rivers recede, flood situation improves September 6, 2013

    Flood waters are receding in all the major rivers of the state, including the Ganga, and the situation is improving, Bihar Disaster Management Minister Renu Kumari Kushwaha said on Friday. However, the Met office has warned of heavy rain in districts bordering Nepal over the next few days, causing the government...
  • Heavy rains, floods kill 20 in Chandrapur August 3, 2013

    Heavy rains and flood in the district have claimed as many as 20 lives in the recent past, District Collector Dr Deepak Mhaisekar said in Chandrapur on Friday. Rs 24 lakh have been distributed as compensation to the kin of the victims, he said adding that alert has been issued...
  • UP: 3 people die in rainrelated incidents, toll rises to 139 July 16, 2013

    Lucknow: Three more people died in the rainrelated incidents in Uttar Pradesh taking the toll to 139 this season. Moderate to heavy rainfall occurred at various places where the rivers continued to flow above the danger mark. Officials said Ganga was flowing close to the danger level in certain parts. Sharda...
  • UP rains: Rivers continue to flow above the danger mark July 15, 2013

    Lucknow: Rain and thunderstorms continued at isolated places in Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, major rivers continue to flow over the danger mark at a number of places in the state, a report of the Central Water Commission said. Sharda river was flowing above danger mark at Paliakalan in Lakhimpur district, Ghaghra river...
  • Heavy rains lash Himachal, most rivers in spate July 9, 2013

    Shimla: Heavy rains continued to lash various parts of Himachal Pradesh, disrupting normal life in lower and mid hills while most of the rivers are in spate due to sudden rise in water level due to rains in catchments areas. Heavy rains triggered landslide in Tyori village in Mandi district near...
  • U'khand: 3 killed as rains stall relief work, 4,700 still missing July 9, 2013

    Dehradun: Three members of a family were killed in Dehradun on Monday when their house collapsed after a fresh spell of rains stalled relief work in Uttarakhand. Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said the number of missing people has mounted to over 4,700. Two women and a child belonging to one family...
  • Ground report: Mandakini still above danger mark in Uttarakhand June 21, 2013

    There is only trail of destruction in Sumari village of Uttarakhand. The village was flooded on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. The Mandakini's water level is still above the danger mark. ...
  • Yamuna's water level recedes, 10,000 people moved to relief camps June 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The government has set up 1,153 tents in relief camps for over 10,000 people across the capital after they were evacuated from lowlying areas which were flooded after Yamuna's water level rose. Sixtytwo boats with divers have also been pressed into service to rescue people. Army personnel, NDRF...
  • Kashmere Gate, ISBT flooded; Yamuna still flows above danger mark June 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Many areas in north Delhi's Kashmere Gate and neighbouring ISBT have been flooded as the Yamuna continued to be in spate. A nearby monastery and the Monastery Market remained inundated as water level continued to rise forcing closure of the market. "There are about 300 markets, mostly readymade clothes...
  • Delhi: Yamuna water level rises, water spills over to roads June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The water level in the Yamuna continues to rise in New Delhi and has touched 207.25 metres mark, which is the highest since 2010. The water has spilled over to the Outer Ring Road and is expected to affect the traffic movement. The water level in the river...
  • Delhi: Yamuna water level rises over 207 meters, breaks 2010 record June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The water level in the Yamuna has breached the 207.25meter mark, which is the highest since 2010 when the water level touched 207.11 meter. The water level in the river reached the record mark on Wednesday evening after the Haryana government released water from the Hathnikund barrage. The...
  • Delhi: BRPL, BYPL, disconnects power in flooded areas June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: With Yamuna crossing the danger mark in Delhi and threat of lowlying areas being flooded looming large, Relianceowned discoms BRPL and BYPL have suspended electricity supply to the areas falling along the river bed. "Advised by Delhi government, BRPL has suspended power to the residents in lowlying areas along...
  • Watch: Cars swept away as floods wreak havoc in Uttarakhand June 19, 2013

    Thousands of tourists remain stranded in Chamoli, Uttarakhand and the water current is so strong that several cars have been swept away. ...
  • Yamuna level set to rise over 207 metres, highest in 35 years June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The water level in the Yamuna is set to rise over 207 metres the highest the river has touched in 35 years. More than 1,500 people have been evacuated from lowlying areas in east Delhi like Usmanpur, Yamuna Bazar, Bhajanpura and Shastri Park and relief camps have...
  • Gujarat: Official claims data on water portal is obsolete March 17, 2013

    Ahmedabad: After the official Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) portal stated that 7675 habitations suffer from high ground water fluoride levels, the organisation's chairman called it a "goof-up" and said that less than 400 habitations are affected. The official WASMO portal states that a recent habitation survey found that...
  • Rains up water level in Chennai reservoirs September 19, 2012

    Chennai: Over the past couple of weeks, the intermittent showers in and around the city limits have contributed to a significant rise in the water levels in the reservoirs that supply drinking water to residents. The city gets its water supply from reservoirs and lakes at Poondi, Sholavaram, Chembarambakkam and...
  • Omkareshwar dam protests: MP govt assures action September 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Madhya Pradesh government on Saturday promised action on the rising water level in the Omkareshwar Dam after nearly 15 days of protests by people living in villagers nearby that are threatened by it. Activists of the Narmada Bachao Andolan, who is spearheading the protests whereby people have been...
  • Water level in Narmada Dam touches 7year high September 7, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Villagers of the Bharuch district were on Thursday evacuated after the water level in the nearby Narmada Dam touched a sevenyear high to reach 128.9 meters. The authorities say they will be releasing the water from the dam soon. Experts say that the reason for the rise in water levels...
  • Mumbai has enough water to last 260 days August 28, 2012

    Mumbai: After a somewhat arid July and a mildly hot August, the rain gods finally showered their blessings on the city, providing it relief with some muchneeded heavy showers yesterday. With the weather patterns finally shifting, our lakes are refilling, bringing delight to civic officials and residents of our parched...