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Flood situation grim in parts of UP, Bihar

Friday, 22 August 2014 - 1:52pm IST | Place: Bihar | Agency: PTI

The flood situation in some parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh continues to be grim today with the rivers Ghagra and Rapti flowing in "High Flood Situation".

The Ministry of Water Resources said the river Ghagra at Darauli at Siwan district of Bihar is now flowing in High Flood Situation.

At 06.00 hrs today, it was flowing at a level of 61.42 m with rising trend which is 0.60 m above its danger level of 60.82 mts. It is 0.32 mts below its previous Highest Flood Level (HFL) of 61.74 mts recorded on 29-08-1998, the Ministry said in a release.

At Gangpur in Bihar, the river was flowing at a level of 57.85 mts with rising trend which is 0.81mts above its danger level of 57.04 mts and 0.16 mts below its previous of 58.01mts recorded in 1983.

The river Rapti at Balrampur in UP is also flowing in High Flood Situation.

At 06.00 hrs today, it was flowing at a level of 104.83 mts with rising trend which is 0.21mts above its danger level of 104.62 mts and 0.42 mts below its previous HFL of 105.25 mts on 11-09-2000, the release said.

Floods in UP have so far claimed 89 lives.




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