KANPUR: After a slight dip, Ganga continues to rise and on Wednesday. Its water level at in Unnao reached very close to the warning mark of 112 metre. At 8 pm, the river was flowing 111.92 metre mark but at 8 am, the water level was at 111.89 metre mark.
at Shuklaganj is 113 metre. According to the irrigation department, the river is expected to touch 112.10 metre mark at Shuklaganj on Thursday morning.
At the Ganga barrage, while the water level in the upstream at 8 am was 113.14 metre mark, at 8 pm it was 113.20 metre. At 8 am, the water level in the downstream was 112.88 metre which rose to 112.92 metre mark at 8 pm on Wednesday.
At the barrage, the warning mark is at 114 metre and the danger mark at 115 metre.
Large quantity of water is being released from on a daily basis. A total of 162,101 cusecs of water was released into the downstream of Ganga on Wednesday while 1.30 lakh cusecs of water was discharged into the river on Tuesday.
There was also an increase in quantity of water released from Haridwar. On Tuesday, 77,073 cusecs of water was discharged from Haridwar and on Wednesday, 91,908 cusecs of water was released into the river.
On Tuesday, 238,840 cusecs of water was released into Ganga and on Wednesday, 247,896 cusecs of was discharged from the barrage. The water is expected to reach Allahabad in the next three to four days and may cause further flooding.
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