Flood Warning : Delhi Government
The Delhi government recently issued a flood warning as Haryana released more than one lakh cusecs of water into the Yamuna river from the Hathnikund barrage.
- Yamuna River is the major tributary of the Ganges River.
- It rises in the high Himalaya, in the Yamunotri Glacier, at the height of 4,421 meters.
- The 1,376 km long Yamuna flows solely through India, crossing three states: Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
- After rising in the high Himalayas, it flows in a southerly direction swiftly through the Himalayan foothills and, exiting Uttarakhand, onto the Indo-Gangetic Plain, along the border between Uttar Pradesh and Haryana state to the west.
- The Eastern and Western Yamuna canals are fed from the river at that point.
- The Yamuna then passes Delhi, where it feeds the Agra Canal.
- South of Delhi, and now wholly within Uttar Pradesh, it turns south-eastward.