Water crisis deepens in Delhi amid scorching heat, Yamuna's water is depleting rapidly
The water level at Wazirabad Barrage came down to a worrying level of 672.30 feet on Wednesday morning as against the normal level of 674.5 feet.
The water crisis is deepening in Delhi amid rising heat and due to less flow of water in Yamuna, the water level in Wazirabad pond is decreasing rapidly. The officers provided this information. He said that the Delhi government has written a letter to the Haryana Irrigation Department for the second time in a week, asking it to release excess water in the Yamuna so that the water supply in the capital is not disrupted.
The water level at Wazirabad Barrage came down to a worrying level of 672.30 feet on Wednesday morning as against the normal level of 674.5 feet. Haryana supplies 61 crore gallons of water to Delhi through two canals- Carrier-Lined Channel (CLC) and Delhi Sub-Branch (DSB).
Water is supplied to CLC and DSB from Hathini Kund through Munak Canal and Bhakra Beas Management Board. Apart from this, Delhi gets 253 million gallons of water daily from Uttar Pradesh through the Upper Ganga Canal. Apart from these, 90 million gallons of water are available from wells and reservoirs in the capital. Another official said that due to low level of water in Wazirabad pond and low flow in CLC, operational capacity of several water purification plants including Chandrawal, Wazirabad, Haiderpur, Nangloi and Dwarka has reduced.