Panchganga river continues to flow above danger mark

  • | Saturday | 8th August, 2020

This picture has been used for representation purpose onlyThe water level of the flooded Panchganga river in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra reduced to some extent on Saturday, but it is still above the danger mark, an official said. Water level of the river at Rajaram weir (barrage), located on the outskirts of Kolhapur city, was recorded at 44.6 feet, receding by four inches since Friday evening, the official of the local disaster management cell said. The danger mark of the river at the weir is at 43 feet, he said. On Friday, the level of the river rose after water was discharged from Radhanagari dam in the district following heavy showers in the catchment area. Last year, unprecedented rainfall had wreaked havoc in western Maharashtra, especially in Kolhapur and Sangli districts, claiming over 60 lives.

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