Rivers in Raigad and Ratnagiri flow at danger level due to heavy rainfall

Torrential rainfall in several coastal districts across Maharashtra have raised concerns for the government. People from several villages have been shifted and houses have been evacuated keeping the safety aspects in mind.

Rivers in Raigad and Ratnagiri flow at danger level due to heavy rainfall

Several areas in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri and Raigad districts have reported heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours, and officials state that the situation has worsened due to the same. As per reports, this has raised concerns for the government as the water level in the rivers near the districts has crossed the danger mark.

The meteorological department has warned of heavy rainfall in the Konkan coast for the next three days, and keeping the same in mind, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reviewed the crisis in an emergency meeting held on Thursday, July 22, 2021. He directed the disaster management agencies as well as other concerned departments to remain vigilant and carry out rescue operations efficiently. Moreover, he also appealed to the citizens living in the district and nearby areas to be vigilant and cooperate with the administration as the river level has been rising constantly.

Present at the meeting were Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, Relief and Rehabilitation Principal Secretary Asim Gupta, Principal Secretary Beneficiary Ajay Kohirkar, Vijay Gautam, Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister Ashish Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary Vikas Kharge, Konkan Division Water Resources Chief Engineer Tirmanwar among others. 

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Sharing more instructions, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also said that all the agencies should work carefully and cautiously keeping the warnings in mind. Civic bodies and associations have been asked to make alternative arrangements for COVID patients. The Chief Secretary also informed that NDRF units, local police, fire brigade personnel, and coast guard personnel are working with the help of local citizen to manage the crisis. 

Data shared by the concerned department reveals that the danger level of Jagbudi river in Ratnagiri district is seven meters and at present it is flowing at approximately nine meters. The danger level of Vashishti river is seven meters and it is flowing at 7.8 meters, whereas Kajali river is flowing at 1.74 meters above danger level. Kodavali, Shastri and Bavandi rivers are also flowing at danger level, as a result, areas in Khed, Chiplun, Lanza, Rajapur, Sangameshwar and surrounding villages are at risk.

Considering this, the government agencies have started shifting the residents and evacuating houses. Other relief work is also underway.

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Rivers in and around Raigad district like Kundalika, Amba, Savitri, Patalganga, Gadhi and Ulhas rivers have also started flowing at warning level. The water level of Savitri and other rivers is continuously increasing due to 480 mm rain in Mahabaleshwar reported in the last 24 hours. The Tilari project in Sindhudurg district is also flooded due to heavy rains.

The Bhatsa Dam area has received 336 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, which is 63 per cent, while the Surya Dam area has received 156 mm of rainfall, which is also 63 per cent full. On the other hand, Morbe dam is 71 percent full due to 260 mm of rainfall. 

Keeping these figures and data in mind, citizens from the respective areas have been advised to stay alert at all times as the officials may open the gates of the dams at any time. 

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