Monsoon fury increases the water level of major rivers in HP


The South West Monsoon causing fury in this hill state as all the major rivers emerged from this hill state swell its banks forcing the power projects to discharge the additional water from project dam in the State.

Heavy rainfall in many parts of the State in the last 48 hours increased the water level which started rising in all the major rivers like Yamuna, Satluj, Beas, Chenab and Rabi. The report arriving here said that a boy who was playing on the bank of Satluj river near water discharge of 1000 Mega Watt Karchham Wangto power project went missing after the opening of flood gate by the power project, the relatives of missing boy laments in a letter written to the Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court Mr. Mansor Ahamed Mir today.

The boy was untraceable for the last two days however, the project management did not adhere the SOPs before opening of flood gate of brimming project dam owing to heavy monsoon rain in the upstream.

There are reports that Tourist resort Dalhousie in Chamba had highest rainfall around 82 mm disrupting the local road in the region due to landslides and uprooting of trees. Rainfall recorded in other areas are Naina devi 56 mm rainfall, Saloni 50 mm, Kheri 47 mm, Airport Jubberhati 31 mm, Rampur in Shimla 29 mm, Manali 24 mm, Guler in Kangra 23 mm, Nurpur in Kangra 12 mm, Seobagh in Kullu 11 mm, Shimla and Jogindernagar of Mandi 10 mm each.

The minimum temperature of Shimla recorded at 15.4 degrees Celsius, Sundernagar 21.2 degrees, Bhuntar 19.8 degrees, Kalpa in Kinnuar 14.2 degrees, Dharamshala 16.2 degrees, Una 24 degrees, Nahan 19.4 degrees, Solan 20.6 degrees, Manali 12 degrees, Keylong 10.9 degrees and Kangra 19.2 degrees respectively.

The Met Office forecast rainfall and thundershower at many places in the State for the next 24 hours.

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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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