People being evacuated due to rising water levels in a river that the glacier feeds.
India put many of its northern districts on high alert on Sunday after the “breaking of a part” of a Himalayan glacier, officials said, with people being evacuated due to rising water levels in a river that the glacier feeds.
“The Rishiganga power project has been damaged … causing the river’s water level to rise continuously,” the local police department in the state of Uttarakhand said on Twitter.
— NewsMobile (@NewsMobileIndia) February 7, 2021
“People living along the Alaknanda River are appealed to leave the area the earliest.”
Water level at Srinagar may rise to 536.00 m at 16:00 hrs. at Rishikesh the water Level may rise to 340.50 m at 20:00 hrs and Haridwar the Water Level May Reach 294.00 m at 21:00 hrs. (The Danger level will cross at Srinagar, Rishikesh and Haridwar)
— Uttarakhand Police (@uttarakhandcops) February 7, 2021