Lucknow Jul 17 (PTI) Major rivers in Uttar Pradesh

including the Ganga, the Sharda and the Ghaghra were flowing

close to the danger mark today as several places in the state

received rains.

The Central Water Commission said that Ganga was flowing

close to the red mark at Fatehgarh while the water level is

rising all along its course from Fatehgarh to Kanpur.

The water level of Sharda river at Palia Kalan in Kheri

was rising and flowing above the danger mark. The Ghaghra

river is also flowing near the danger mark at Elgin Bridge

area of Barabanki, in Ayodhya, and Ballia’s Turtipar, it said.

Safipur, Ankinghat received 5 cm of rainfall each, while

the rainfall in Akbarpur was recorded at 4 cm and 3 cm each in

Churk and Bhinga areas of the state, the MeT Department said.

Kannauj, Bindki, Bareilly, Mauranipur and Gunnaur

received 2 cm of rains each.

The Quano river is also flowing near the red mark at

Chandradeep Ghat in Gonda, the commission said.

The weatherman has predicted rain and thundershowers very

likely over the isolated places in the state.

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