With monsoon remaining active and rains and thundershowers lashing many parts of Uttar Pradesh, major rivers of the state such as the Ganga and Sharda are flowing above the ‘red’ mark at various places.
According to Met official, light to moderate thundershowers lashed few parts of the state while heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places.
Moradabad and Fatehpur recorded 13 cm rainfall each followed by Palliakalan, Thakurdwara (12 cm each), Dhampur (9 cm), Nawabgunj, Dhuarrah, Churk (8 cm each), Lucknow, Bijnore, Najibabad, Mawana and Swar (7 cm each).
According to a Central Water Commission (CWC) report, the Ganga was flowing near the ‘red’ mark at Fatehgarh, Kanpur Dehat and Kanpur while the water level of Yamuna was near the danger mark at Mathura.
Rapti, Rohin and Kuano were also flowing close to the red mark as certain places.
The water level of Sharda has also crossed the red mark at Palia and Ghaghra at Elgin Bridge (Barabanki), Ayodhya and Ballia.
A report from Badaun said that Ganga was in spate with heavy rains and water being discharged in the Narora, Haridwar and Bijnor barrages.
Water has entered in about half a dozen villages in Sahaswan tehsil and the district administration has sounded an alert, the report said.
Met department has predicted rain and thunder very likely at many places over east and at few places over west UP with heavy rains at isolated places over the state.