Water level in Sukhna crosses 1.160ft mark

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Tuesday, August, 22 2017 - 13:03

The water level in Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh has crossed 1.160ft mark on Monday, the highest  level in the past five years.

After the heavy showers yesterday, the water level recorded at 1,160.40 ft which was 1,158ft before the rain.

According to reports, the highest level in 10 years has been recorded in 2008, when the water reached 1,163.95ft mark.

As the meteorological department predicts heavy rainfall in the next coming days, the water level is expected to increase further.

If the water level crosses 1.163ft mark, the authorities will have to open the flood gates of the lake.

As per reports, with the lake reaching the highest level, it would not dry for two to three  years.  Officials said they were happy with an increase in the water level. Since 2012, the lake was facing a shortage of water caused by weak monsoons and heavy silting. 

The low water level in the lake has been a cause for concerns and it was under the scanner of the High Court. Alternatives have been considered to bring additional water to the Sukhna. 



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