Mathura (UP), July 31 (PTI) Owing to the discharge of large amounts of water from a barrage, the water level in the Yamuna river is inching towards the danger mark in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district, an official said today. Also Read - Ghaziabad: Containment Zones Go up From 233 to 321 Within a Day Amid Spike in Coronavirus Cases | Check Full List Here

“Today, Yamuna was flowing at the warning level and the rising trend of the river is continuing,” Additional District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar said. Also Read - SRH Mystery Girl Kavya Maran's Heartbroken Pictures go Viral on Social Media After RCB Beat SRH in IPL 2021 Game

More than three-lakh cusec of water was discharged from Hathnikund barrage on Saturday, Kumar said, adding that its impact would be visible tomorrow night or the day after tomorrow when the water released from Hathnikund would reach Mathura. Also Read - Woman Beats Boss With Mop After He Sent Her Lewd Texts, Hailed As a Hero For Standing Up to Him | Watch

The sub-divisional magistrates have been instructed to maintain vigil round the clock. People living in low-lying areas have been advised to shift to flood posts if the rising trend continues, he added.

The flood water has reached colonies based in flood zone of Mathura and Vrindaban, he said, adding that they would be shifted to flood outposts if the water entered into their colony.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.