Jammu & Kashmir

Alert sounded as water level rises in Chenab river, helpline numbers issued

River Chenab at Ramban in Jammu and Kashmir. [Photo: Wikimedia/Shoaib Tantray]

Jammu: Authorities have sounded an alert asking people to remain cautious after the rise in water level in Chenab river following nightlong rainfall.

An official said that the water level of Chenab, recorded at 09:15 AM, was at the danger mark level. He said that due to nightlong rainfall in the Jammu province, all the tributaries feeding water to Chenab got flooded.

He added that at 08:15 AM, the water level in Chenab river was 32 feet which increased to 35 feet at 09:15 AM.

The official further informed that the alert mark for the water level in the river is 32 feet while 35 feet is the danger mark, at which the river is flowing currently.

Meanwhile, the administration has issued helpline numbers for any assistance and also asked the people to stay cautious. (KNO)


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