(KashmirScroll)—The water level of Jehlum at ram Munshi Bagh has started receding after it was increasing since yesterday.
“The water level at Ram MunshiBagh (Srinagar) has started to recede with max gauge of 19.77 feet recorded at 5 AM.” Said an official.
“The max gauge of 22.09 feet was recorded at Sangam yesterday evening at 8 PM. Current reading at Sangam is 19.65 feet (8 AM), the gauge has dropped by just 2.44 feet in 12 hours. Normally, Sangam gauge should have dropped by more than 6 feet by now.” He added.
“It a rear event, probably indicating one or two catchments (Vishow & Rambiyara) had received very high intensity rains that ensured continuous discharge is fed to Sangam (weak enough that it couldn’t push the gauge up but strong enough to ensure that gauge didn’t reduce quickly).” He added.
To sum up, “localised catchment high intensity rainfall event”, he added.