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Overview of CWC Flood Forecasting Sites 2019: North India

Flood forecasting is an important activity during monsoon, considering the huge and increasing flood prone area, flood frequency, intensity and flood damages. Accurate and timely flood forecasting can hugely help reduce the damages due to floods. Central Water Commission (CWC) is the only agency responsible for flood forecasting in India. To understand the CWC’s flood forecasting better, we have compiled the list of the various flood, inflow forecasting sites and flood monitoring sites in India.

In this compilation, we have given state wise list of CWC’s flood forecasting, flood monitoring and inflow forecasting sites in North India, comprising of states of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Chandigarh. It includes available details like name of river, sub basin, Warning level (WL), Danger Level (DL), High Flood Level (HFL), Full Reservoir Level (FRL), Maximum Water Level (MWL), as applicable. As we see below, there are many gaps in this basic information for the sites that are part of CWC’s list. A similar zonewise overview of CWC’s sites was compiled in 2018, which can be seen here. Overview of CWC Flood Forecasting Sites 2018: North India. We have brought this updated compilation for 2019 as there are large number of changes as ou can see.

JAMMU AND KASHMIR As per CWC’s flood forecasting website the state in 2018 had 3 Level forecasting and 1 level monitoring site. In 2019, number of level forecasting site has remains at three, but number of level monitoring sites have gone up to 34. Given the incomplete data on CWC’s flood forecasting website, one can only conclude that there is no level monitoring site currently active in the state. Moreover the hydrographs for all the 37 sites are inactive. There is also change in WL, DL, HFL levels and dates for Sangam, Rammanushi bagh and Safapora Level Forecasting sites. Again no explanation is given for such changes.

In list based exploration section name of 13 districts are repeated and mentioned separately with capital and small letters. Some of the repeated districts carry no information of sites while some of repeated districts either have site under one name or separate sites under both names. For example the district of Doda mentioned as DODA has information on 5 sites and same district with small letters ‘Doda’ has list of 4 separate sites. The reason for this anomalies is not known.

For details of last year’s sites, kindly see Overview of CWC Flood Forecasting Sites 2018: North India

J&K: List of Level Forecasting Sites 2019

SN Site River Sub-Basin / Basin District WL, M DL, M HFL, M HFL Date Hydrograph Active
1 Sangam Jhelum Jhelum/ Indus Anantnag 1590.3 1592.0 1595.0 06-09-2014 No
2 Rammanushi bagh Jhelum Jhelum/ Indus Srinagar 1584.96 1585.57 1587.31 06-09-2014 No
3 Safapora Jhelum Jhelum/ Indus Baramula 1580.0 1580.8 1582.01 09-09-2014 No

Warning Level – WL; Danger Level – DL; High Flood Level – HFL; Meters – M

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J&K: List of Level Monitoring Sites 2019

SN Site River Sub-Basin / Basin District HFL, M HFL Date Hydrograph Active
1 CHANDANWARI Lidder Jhelum/ Indus Anantnag NA NA No
2 ARWANI Jhelum Jhelum/Indus Anantnag NA NA No
3 Khanabal Jhelum Jhelum/ Indus Anantnag NA NA No
4 KARALPORA Dudhganga Jhelum/Indus Badgam NA NA No
5 Uri Jhelum Jhelum/ Indus Baramula NA NA No
6 D/S OF KISHANGANGA PROJECT Buridehing Chenab/Indus Baramula NA NA No
7 BHUT NALLAH Chenab Chenab/Indus DODA NA NA No
8 KALNAI NALLAH Chenab Chenab/Indus DODA NA NA No
9 KURIYA PUL Marusudar Chenab/Indus DODA NA NA No
10 NAVAPACHI Marusudar Chenab/Indus DODA NA NA No
11 SHOL Chenab Chenab/Indus DODA NA NA No
12 Gulabgarh Chenab Chenab/Indus Doda NA NA No
13 Kidur Chenab Chenab/Indus Doda NA NA No
14 NEERU NALLAH Chenab Chenab/Indus Doda NA NA No
15 Premnagar Chenab Chenab/Indus Doda NA NA No
16 CHHAPRIYAL Chenab Chenab/Indus JAMMU NA NA No
17 RAVI / BASANTAR Ravi Chenab/Indus JAMMU NA NA No
18 AKHNOOR Chenab Chenab/Indus Jammu NA NA No
19 Dhamkund Chenab Chenab/Indus Jammu NA NA No
20 DAH Buridehing Chenab/Indus KARGIL NA NA No
21 SANJAK (KANJI NALLAH) Buridehing Chenab/Indus KARGIL NA NA No
22 SHILIKHT (KARGIL) Buridehing Chenab/Indus KARGIL NA NA No
23 CHITTIN NEAR NIMMU Buridehing Chenab/Indus Kargil NA NA No
24 DUMKHAR Buridehing Chenab/Indus Leh (Ladakh) NA NA No
25 KHALTSI Buridehing Chenab/Indus Leh (Ladakh) NA NA No
26 NIMMU Buridehing Chenab/Indus Leh (Ladakh) NA NA No
27 UPSHI Buridehing Chenab/Indus Leh (Ladakh) NA NA No
28 WATCHI Rambiara Chenab/Indus PULWAMA NA NA No
29 BAINCH Poonch Chenab/Indus PUNCH NA NA No
30 AT RUMSHI Jhelum /Indus Pulwama NA NA No
31 BARI PATTAN Tawi /Indus Rajouri NA NA No
32 PRANG Jhelum /Indus SRINAGAR NA NA No
33 SONAMARG Jhelum /Indus SRINAGAR NA NA No
34 DHARMARI Chenab /Indus Udhampur NA NA No

HIMACHAL PRADESH CWC has added 3 new level monitoring sites (mentioned in sky blue color) and removed 2 sites from the state. Now the state has 1 Level Forecasting and 17 Level Monitoring sites. HFL information for 11 sites is still missing while 4 sites have inactive hydrograph. Similarly inflow information for some sites is not upto date and many sites lack information under Cumulative Daily Rainfall section.

Hanuman Chetty site of Uttrakhand was wrongly included in Himachal Pradesh state in 2018. Though it has been removed but has not been included in Uttarakhand state for unknown reasons. Name of 12 districts are repeated in List Based Exploration section with capital letters.

Himachal Pradesh: List Level Forecasting Sites 2019

SN Site River Sub-Basin / Basin District WL DL HFL, M HFL Date
1 Paonta Yamuna Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Sirmaur 383.5 384.5 384.6 05-09-1995

 Himachal Pradesh: List of Level Monitoring Sites 2019

SN Site River Sub-Basin / Basin District HFL, M HFL Date Hydrograph Active
1 Khab Satluj Satluj/ Indus Kinnaur NA NA Yes
2 MOORANG Satluj Satluj/ Indus Kinnaur NA NA Yes
3 TITANG Satluj Satluj/ Indus Kinnaur 2460.0 03-08-2005 Yes
4 POWARI Satluj Satluj/ Indus Kinnaur 1945.0 03-08-2005 No
5 NATHPA Satluj Satluj/ Indus Kinnaur 1451.0 03-08-2005 Yes
6 RAMPUR (Shimla) Satluj Satluj/ Indus Shimla 933.0 03-08-2005 Yes
7 PANDOA Satluj Satluj/ Indus Shimla 740.6 03-08-2005 Yes
8 Ropa Ropakhad Satluj/ Indus Kinnaur NA NA Yes
9 Sangla Baspa Satluj/ Indus Kinnaur NA NA Yes
10 Shalkhar[I] Spiti Satluj/ Indus Kinnaur NA NA No
11 Ghaluwal Swan Satluj/ Indus Una NA NA No
12 KOTHI Beas Beas/ Indus Kullu NA NA No
13 Jateon Barrage  Giri Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Sirmaur NA NA Yes
14 Yaswant Nagar Giri Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Sirmaur 902.9 05-09-1995 Yes

New Sites

15 Kheri Giri Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Sirmaur NA NA Yes
16 Dadahu/ Renuka Giri Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Sirmaur NA NA Yes
17 Meenus (Tons) Pabar Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Sirmaur NA NA Yes

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Himachal Pradesh: List of Level Monitoring Sited Removed in 2019

SN Site River Sub-Basin / Basin District HFL, M HFL Date
1 Hanuman Chetty[II] Yamuna Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Chamba NA NA
2 Barshani Beas Beas/ Indus Kullu NA NA

UTTARAKHAND In 2018, the state had 28 sites including 4 Level Forecasting, 23 Level Monitoring and 1 Inflow forecasting site. In 2019, the number has gone up to 74 including 4 Level Forecasting, 68 Level Monitoring and 2 Inflow Forecasting sites. So in Uttarakhand, CWC has added 46 more sites in 2019. Kalagarh has been moved from Level Monitoring to Inflow Forecasting site. Pancheshwar site is mentioned twice. Similarly Banbasa barrage is Inflow Forecasting site while Banbasa is mentioned under Level Monitoring sites list.

River names are not mentioned for 23 new sites where as hydrograph is inactive for 10 sites. District names are repeated under list based category. The Harshil and Kanjoyti sites have incomplete information on HFL level and date since last year. River Nyar is shown in Chamoli district while the river flows through Pouri Garhwal district. Hathari site has been added again but its hydrograph still remains inactive. Hanuman Chetty site wrongly mentioned in Himachal Pradesh has not been included in Uttarakhand state so far.

Uttarakhand List of Forecasting Sites 2019

SN Site River Sub Basin/ Basin District WL DL HFL, M HFL Date Hydrograph working
1 Ganga Nagar[III] Mandakani Alaknanda/  Ganga Chamoli 803.0 804.0 801.92 26-6-2015 Yes
2 Rishikesh Ganga U Ganga/  Ganga Dehradun 339.5 340.5 341.72 05-09-1995 Yes
3 Haridwar[IV] Ganga U Ganga/  Ganga Haridwar 293.0 294.0 296. 3 19-09-2010 Yes
4 Srinagar Alaknanda Alaknanda/  Ganga Garhwal 535.0 536.0 537.9 17-06-2013 Yes

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Hydrographs and screen shots of inactive, incomplete, repeated confusing sites in Uttarakhand.  

Uttarakhand List of Level Monitoring Sites 2019

SN Site River Sub Basin/  Basin District HFL, M HFL Date Hydrograph Working
1 Kuthnaur Yamuna Upper Yamuna/Ganga Uttarkashi NA NA Yes
2 Naugaon Yamuna Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Uttarkashi 1060.4 11-09-2010 Yes
3 Tuini (Pabar) Pabar Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Dehradun 931.88 25-09-1988 Yes
4 Tuini (Tons) Tons Upper Yamuna / Ganga Dehradun 904.0 24-09-1988 Yes
5 Hathari (Bausan) Yamuna Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Dehradun 518.1 19-09-2010 No
6 Haripur Tons South Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Dehradun 482.48 25-09-1988 Yes
7 Gangotri NA /Ganga Uttarkashi NA NA Yes
8 Gangnani NA /Ganga Uttarkashi NA NA Yes
9 Dusk NA /Ganga Uttarkashi NA NA Yes
10 Dharasu Bhagirathi-1 /Ganga Uttarkashi NA NA Yes
11 Uttarkashi Bhagirathi-1 Bhagirathi /        Ganga Uttarkashi 1124.13 06-08-1978 Yes
12 Maneri NA /Ganga Uttarkashi NA NA Yes
13 Harshil Bhagirathi-1

NA

Bhagirathi /        Ganga Uttarkashi NA NA Yes
14 Badrinath Alaknanada Alaknanda /        Ganga Chamoli 3112.7 01-08-2007 Yes
15 Joshimath Alaknanda Alaknanda /        Ganga Chamoli 1385.54 28-06-2013 Yes
16 Birahi New NA /Ganga Chamoli NA NA Yes
17 Birahi NA /Ganga Chamoli NA NA Yes
18 Nandprayag NA /Ganga Chamoli NA NA Yes
19 Pipalkoti NA /Ganga Chamoli NA NA Yes
20 Suraithota NA /Ganga Chamoli NA NA No
21 Vishnuprayag NA /Ganga Chamoli NA NA Yes
22 Nandkeshri Pinder Alaknanda /        Ganga Chamoli 1267.4 17-06-2013 Yes
23 Karnaprayag Pinder Alaknanda /        Ganga Chamoli 774.05 17-06-2013 Yes
24 Karnaprayag (Sangam) NA /Ganga Chamoli NA NA Yes
25 Marora Nyar* Ramganga/ Ganga Chamoli 556.6 12-09-1993 Yes
26 Gaurikund NA Alaknanda / Ganga Rudraprayag NA NA Yes
27 Rudraprayag (M) Mandakani Alaknanda / Ganga Rudraprayag 634.0 17-06-2013 Yes
28 Rudraprayag (A) Alaknanda Alaknanda /        Ganga Rudraprayag 634.85 17-06-2013 Yes
29 Rudraprayag (Conf) Alaknanda Alaknanda /        Ganga Rudraprayag 633.0 17-06-2013 Yes
30 Koteshwar Bhagirathi-1 Bhagirathi /        Ganga Tehri-Garhwal 546.7 15-08-2013 Yes
31 Deoprayag (B) Bhagirathi-1 Bhagirathi /        Ganga Tehri-Garhwal 474.5 17-06-2013 Yes
32 Chama Chamiyala Bhilangane Bhagirathi /        Ganga Tehri-Garhwal NA NA Yes
33 Gangi NA Bhagirathi /        Ganga Tehri-Garhwal NA NA Yes
34 Deoprayag (G) Ganga U Ganga /        Ganga Garhwal 472.5 17-06-2013 Yes
35 Deoprayag (Alak) NA U Ganga/Ganga Pouri Garhwal Na NA Yes
36 Solanu (Raysi) Solani Ganga Haridwar NA NA Yes
37 Solan Dosni Solani Ganga Haridwar NA NA Yes
38 Roorkee Solani Ganga Haridwar NA NA Yes
39 Satyanaryan Song Ganga Haridwar NA NA Yes
40 Bhikiasen Ramganga Ramganga/ Ganga Almora 791.2 17-09-2010 Yes
41 Betalghat NA Ramganga/ Ganga Almora NA NA Yes
42 Marchula NA Ramganga/ Ganga Almora NA NA Yes
43 Naula NA Ramganga/ Ganga Almora NA NA Yes
44 Garjia NA Ganga Nainital NA NA Yes
45 Kathgodam NA Ganga Nainital NA NA Yes
46 Naukuchiatal Bhakhra* Ganga Nainital NA NA No
47 Ram nagar barrage NA Ganga Nainital NA NA Yes
48 Suyalbari NA Ganga Nainital NA NA Yes
49 Fica Barrage NA Ganga Udham Singh Nagar NA NA Yes
50 Sitar Ganj NA Ganga Udham Singh Nagar NA NA Yes
51 Bangapani Gauri Ganga Ghagra/ Ganga Pithoragarh NA NA Yes
52 Kanjyoti Dhuilganga Ghagra /        Ganga Pithoragarh NA NA Yes
53 Berinag Kali Ghagra/Ganga Pithoragarh NA NA No
54 Tejam (Thal) Kali Ghagra/Ganga Pithoragarh NA NA No
55 Tigum (Sobla) Kali Ghagra/Ganga Pithoragarh Na NA No
56 Thal Ramganga Ghagra/Ganga Pithoragarh NA NA Yes
57 DHARCHULA Maha-Kali Ghagra/Ganga Pithoragarh NA NA No[V]
58 RAMESHWAR Sarju Ghagra/Ganga Pithoragarh NA NA No[VI]
59 Jouljibi Sarda Ghagra/ Ganga Pithoragarh 607.6 17-06-2013 Yes
60 GHAT Sarda Ghagra/ Ganga Pithoragarh 472.0 16-08-2011 Yes
61 RUPALIGAD Mahakali/Sarda Ghagra/ Ganga Pithoragarh NA NA No[VII]
62 Jhualaghat Maha-Kali Ghagra/ Ganga Pithoragarh NA NA No[VIII]
63 Pancheshwar Sarda Ghagra/ Ganga Champawat 432.5 16-08-2011 Yes
64 PANCHESHWAR Sarda/Mahakali Ghagra/ Ganga Champawat NA NA Yes
65 Banbasa Sarda Ghagra/Ganga Champawat 223.3 16-06-2013 Yes
66 Khetikhan NA NA Champawat NA NA No
67 Bageshwar Saryu / Ganga Bageshwar NA NA Yes
68 Baijnath Gomati / Ganga Bageshwar NA NA Yes

 Uttarakhand List of Inflow Forecasting Sites 2019

SN Site River Sub-Basin/ Basin District FRL MWL Hydrograph Working
1 Banbasa Barrage Sarda Ghagara / Ganga Champawat NA NA No
2 Kalagarh Ramganga Ganga Garhwal 365.3 NA Yes

PUNJAB CWC has added one site in Punjab however the site is defunct. No flood forecasting, level monitoring and inflow monitoring sites has been added in Chandigarh union territory.  

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Punjab List of Flood Forecasting Sites 2019

SN Site River Sub-Basin/ Basin District HFL, M HFL Date Hydrograph Working 
1 BAMIYAL Ravi Indus Gurudaspur NA NA No

HARYANA In 2018, there were total 5 sites in the state. Now 2 more Level Monitoring sites have been added to the list. There are 1 Level Forecasting, 3 Level Monitoring and 1 Inflow Forecasting site in the state.

Haryana List of Level Forecasting Sites 2019

SN Site River Sub-Basin/ Basin District WL DL HFL, M HFL Date
1 Karnal Yamuna Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Karnal 248.8 M 249.5 M 250.07 17-06-2013

Haryana List of Level Monitoring Sites 2019

SN Site River Sub-Basin/ Basin District HFL (M) HFL Date Hydrograph Working
1 Mohna Yamuna Middle Yamuna/ Ganga Faridabad 193.13 M 06-09-1978 Yes
2 Manjhawali Yamuna Middle Yamuna/ Ganga Faridabad NA NA Yes
3 Palwal/Rahimpur Yamuna Middle Yamuna/ Ganga Palwal NA NA Yes
4 Masani Yamuna Middle Yamuna/ Ganga Rewari 242.58 M NA Yes
5 Dadri Sahibi Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Jhajjar 214.98 M 26-08-2008 Yes

Haryana List of Inflow Forecasting sites 2019

SN Sites River Sub-Basin/ Basin District FRL MWL Hydrograph Working
1 Hathinikund Barrage Yamuna Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Yamuna Nagar NA NA[IX] Yes

 DELHI There is no change.

Delhi List of Level Forecasting Sites

SN Site River Sub-Basin/ Basin District WL DL HFL, M HFL Date Hydrograph Working
1 Delhi Railway Bridge Yamuna Upper Yamuna/ Ganga North 204.0

204.5

204.83

205.33

207.49 06-09-1978 Yes
2 Dhansa Sahibi Upper Yamuna/ Ganga South West 211.44 212.44 213.58 06-08-1977 Yes

 Delhi List of Level Monitoring Sites

SN Site River Sub-Basin/ Basin District HFL (M) HFL Date
1 Palla Yamuna Upper Yamuna/           Ganga North West NA NA
          213.275 M 00-09-1988[X]

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UTTAR PRADESH In 2018 the state had 75 sites including 37 Level Forecasting, 47 Level Monitoring and 3 Inflow Forecasting sites in Uttar Pradesh. Now 106 more Level Monitoring sites have been added. 20 new sites have no river name mentioned and hydrographs for 4 sites are inactive. The name of districts are repeated under list based section which makes users confused about number of sites in a particular district.

Uttar Pradesh List of Flood Forecasting Sites 2019

SN Site River Sub-Basin/ Basin District WL DL HFL (M) HFL Date Hydrograph Working
1 Mawi Yamuna Upper Yamuna/           Ganga Muzzafar Nagar 230.0 230.85 232.75 18-06-2013 Yes
2 Mathura

(Prayag Ghat)

Yamuna Middle Yamuna/ Ganga Mathura 165.2 166.0 169.73 08-09-1978 Yes
3 Agra (J.B.) Yamuna Middle Yamuna/ Ganga Agra 151.4 152.4 154.76 09-09-1978 Yes
4 Etawah Yamuna Middle Yamuna/ Ganga Etawah 120.92 121.92 126.13 11-09-1978 Yes
5 Auraiya Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Auraiya 112.0 113.0 118.19 25-08-1996 Yes
6 KALPI Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Jalaun 107.0 108.0 112.98 25-08-1996 Yes
7 SHAHIJINA Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Hamirpur 103.54 104.54 108.67 09-12-1983[XI] Yes
8 HAMIRPUR Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Hamirpur 102.63 103.63 108.59 12-09-1983 Yes
9 CHILLAGHAT Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Banda 99.0 100.0 105.16 06-09-1978  
10 NAINI Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Prayagraj 83.74 84.73 87.99 08-09-1978 Yes
11 MOHANA Betwa Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Jalaun 121.66 122.66 133.35 11-09-1983 Yes
12 BANDA Ken Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Banda 103.0 104.0 113.29 07-07-2005 Yes
13 Garhmukteshwar Ganga Above Ramganga Confluence/ Ganga Gaziabad 198.33 199.33 199.9 23-09-2010 Yes
14 Kachhlabridge Ganga Above Ramganga Confluence/ Ganga Badaun 161.0 162.0 162.79 24-09-2010 Yes
15 Fatehgarh Ganga Above Ramganga Confluence/ Ganga Farrukhabad 136.6 137.6 138.14 26-09-2010 Yes
16 Kannauj Ganga Upstream of Gomti confluence to Muzaffarnagar (UGCM)/ Ganga Kannauj 124.97 125.97 126.78 27-09-2010 Yes
17 Ankinghat Ganga UGCM/ Ganga Kanpur 123.0 124.0 124.49 28-09-2010 Yes
18 Kanpur Ganga UGCM/ Ganga Kanpur (Urban) 112.0[XII] 114.0 114.075 29-09-2010 Yes
  Allahabad Ganga UGCM/ Ganga Prayagraj 83.734 84.734 88.03 08-09-1978 Yes
  Allahabad (Chhatnag) Ganga UGCM/ Ganga Prayagraj 83.73 84.73 88.03 08-09-1978 No
19 PHAPHAMAU[XIII] Ganga UGCM/ Ganga Prayagraj 83.734 84.734 87.98 08-09-1978 Yes
20 MIRZAPUR Ganga UGCM/ Ganga Mirzapur 76.724 77.724 80.34 09-09-1978 Yes
21 VARANASI Ganga Ghaghara Confluence to Gomti confluence/ Ganga Varanasi 70.262 71.262 73.901 09-09-1978 Yes
22 GHAZIPUR Ganga Ghaghara Confluence to Gomti confluence/ Ganga Ghazipur 62.105 63.102 65.22 09-09-1978 Yes
23 BALLIA Ganga Ganga Ballia 56.615 57.615 60.39 25-08-2016 Yes
24 Rae Bareli Sai Gomati/ Ganga Rae Bareli 100.0 101.0 104.81 M 17-09-1982 Yes
25 Lucknow (Hanuman Setu) Gomti Gomati/ Ganga Lucknow 108.5 109.5 110.85 11-09-1971 Yes
26 Dalmau Gomti Gomati/ Ganga Raibareli 98.36 99.36 99.84 03-08-1973 Yes
27 JAUNPUR Gomti Gomati/ Ganga Jaunpur 73.066 74.066 77.738 22-09-1971 Yes
28 Elginbridge Ghagra Ghagara/ Ganga Bara Banki 105.07 106.07 107.616 16-08-2014 Yes
29 Ayodhya Ghagra Ghagara/ Ganga Faizabad 91.73 92.73 94.01 11-10-2009 Yes
30 Turtipar Ghagra Ghagara/ Ganga Ballia 63.01 64.01 66.0 28-08-1998 Yes
31 Balrampur Rapti Ghagara/ Ganga Balrampur 103.62 104.62 105.54 15-08-2017 Yes
32 Kakardhari Rapti Ghagara/ Ganga Bahraich 130.0 131.0 132.37 15-08-2014 Yes
33 Bansi Rapti Ghagara/ Ganga Sidharthnagar 83.9 84.9 85.88 20-08-2017 Yes
34 Birdghat Rapti Ghagara/ Ganga Gorakhpur 73.98 74.98 77.54 23-08-1998 Yes
35 Khadda Gandak Ghagara/ Ganga Kushinagar 95.0 96.0 97.5 23-07-2002 Yes
36 Moradabad[XIV] Ramganga Ramganga/ Ganga Moradabad 189.6 190.6 192.88 21-09-2010 Yes
37 Bareilly Ramganga Ramganga/ Ganga Bareilly 162.07 163.07 162.881 06-08-1978 Yes
38 Dabri Ramganga Ramganga/ Ganga Sahajahanpur 136.3 137.3 139.695 28-09-1983 Yes

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Incomplete, inactive, repeated hydrographs and sites in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh List of Level Monitoring Sites 2019

SN Site River  Sub-Basin/ Basin District HFL,M HFL Date Hydrograph Working
1 Kalanaur Yamuna Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Saharanpur 268.66 08-09-2010 Yes
2 Baghpat Yamuna Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Baghpat 217.18 27-08-1988 Yes
3 Shergarh Yamuna Middle Yamuna/ Ganga Mathura NA NA Yes
4 Mathura (Gokul Barrage) Yamuna Middle Yamuna/ Ganga Mathura 166.17 26-09-2010 Yes
5 AGRA

(POIYAGHAT)

Yamuna Middle Yamuna/ Ganga Agra NA NA Yes
6 Kiraoli Yamuna Middle Yamuna/ Ganga Agra NA NA Yes
7 Bateshwar Yamuna Middle Yamuna/ Ganga Agra NA NA Yes
8 RUPAS NAGAR Yamuna* Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Hathras NA NA Yes
9 JUHIKHA

GANIKALAM

Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Auraiya NA NA Yes
10 ORAI-2/Mangrayan Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Jalaun NA NA Yes
11 KAITHI Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Hamirpur NA NA Yes
12 BADAUSA Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Banda NA NA Yes
13 BARCHA Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Banda NA NA Yes
14 KARWI Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Banda NA NA Yes
15 LAMYARI Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Banda NA NA Yes
16 MARKA Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Banda NA NA Yes
17 SARDHUA Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Banda NA NA Yes
18 RAJAPUR Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Chitrakoot 96.37 07-09-1978 Yes
19 BAHMAI Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Kanpur Dehat NA NA Yes
20 MOOSA NAGAR Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Kanpur Rural NA NA Yes
21 PRATAPPUR Yamuna Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Allahabad 90.1 08-09-1978 Yes
22 Titawi Hindon Middle Yamuna/ Ganga Muzaffar Nagar NA NA Yes
23 Galeta Hindon Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Baghpat 217.72 04-09-1978 Yes
24 Baleni Hindon Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Baghpat NA NA Yes
25 Noida Hindon Upper Yamuna/ Ganga Gautam Budh Nagar NA NA Yes
26 ARNOTA Uttangan Middle Yamuna/ Ganga Agra NA NA Yes
27 UDI Chambal Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Etawah 128.4 24-08-1996 Yes
28 NAUTGHAT Betwa Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Jhansi 207.99 01-09-1983 Yes
  Matatila[XV] Betwa Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Lalitpur NA NA No
29 RAJGHAT Betwa Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Lalitpur NA NA Yes
30 BULAKIPURA Sengar Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Auraiya NA NA Yes
31 LALPUR Sengar Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Kanpur Dehat NA NA Yes
32 KAIMAHA Urmil Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Mahoba 215.2 16-08-2008 Yes
33 PAILANI DERA Ken Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Banda NA NA Yes
34 Basantpur Ganga UGCM/ Ganga Bijnor NA NA Yes
35 Anupshar Ganga UGCM/ Ganga Bulandshahr NA NA Yes
36 Narora Down Stream Ganga UGCM/ Ganga Bulandshahr 180.01 23-09-2010 Yes
37 Bhitaura Ganga UGCM/ Ganga Fatehpur NA NA Yes
38 SHAHJADPUR Ganga UGCM/ Ganga Kaushambi 90.42 09-09-1978 Yes
39 CHAUSA Ganga /Ganga Varanasi NA NA No
40 CHUNAR Ganga /Ganga Varanasi NA NA No
41 TENDUI Ganga /Ganga Varanasi NA NA Yes
42 SITAMARHI Ganga UGCM/ Ganga Sant Ravidas Nagar 81.2 26-08-2013 Yes
43 Chunar Ganga UGCM/Ganga Mirzapur NA NA Yes[XVI]
44 AHRORA Ganga UGCM/Ganga Mirzapur NA NA Yes
45 NARAYAN PUR Ganga UGM/Ganga Mirzapur NA NA Yes
46 DEVKALI Ganga /Ganga Ghazipur NA NA Yes
47 SAIDPUR Ganga /Ganga Ghazipur NA NA Yes
48 Piliphit Ganga /Ganga Pilibhit NA NA Yes
49 Sukratal Solani UGCM/Ganga Muzaffar Nagar NA NA Yes
50 Seohara Ramganga /Ganga Bijnor NA NA Yes
51 Bhatpura Ramganga /Ganga Rampur NA NA Yes
52 Jyoti Jagir Ramganga /Ganga Bareilly NA NA Yes
53 Rampur Kosi Ramganga/ Ganga Rampur NA NA Yes
54 CHAKGHAT Tons UGCM/ Ganga Prayagraj NA NA Yes
55 KOHDARGHAT Tons UGCM/ Ganga Prayagraj NA NA Yes
56 MEJA ROAD Tons UGCM/ Ganga Prayagraj 87.18 07-09-1978 Yes
57 Chupkoli Kali UGCM/ Ganga Gaziabad NA NA Yes
58 Bewar Kali UGCM/ Ganga Mainpuri NA NA Yes
59 Kannauj (Kali) Kali UGCM/ Ganga Kannauj Na NA No
60 DUDHHI Kanhar Son/ Ganga Sonbhadra 210.54 13-08-2016 Yes
61 NEGAI Son Son/Ganga Sonbhadra NA NA Yes
62 NIWARI Son Son/Ganga Sonbhadra NA NA Yes
63 CHOPAN Son Son/ Ganga Sonbhadra 175.61 22-08-1975 Yes
64 Kora Old Rind UGCM/Ganga Fatehpur NA NA Yes
65 MANSURPUR Rind UGCM/Ganga Fatehpur NA NA Yes
66 Maigajganj Gomti Gomati/Ganga Hardoi NA NA Yes
67 Neemsar Gomti Gomati/ Ganga Sitapur 129.08 21-09-1958 Yes
68 Bhatpurwaghat Gomti Gomati/ Ganga Sitapur 115.55 20-09-1960 Yes
69 SULTANPUR Gomti Gomati/ Ganga Sultanpur 89.455 18-09-1971 Yes
70 Haidargarh Gomti Gomati/Ganga Bara Banki NA NA Yes
71 MAIGHAT Gomti Gomati/ Ganga Jaunpur 74.96 01-09-1980 Yes
72 Maholi Gomti Gomati/Ganga Sitapur NA NA Yes
73 Bani Sai Gomati/ Ganga Lucknow 116.5 26-09-1985 Yes
74 PARTAPGARH Sai Gomati/ Ganga Pratapgarh 85.23 16-09-1986 Yes
75 JALALPUR Sai Gomati/ Ganga Jaunpur 76.23 31-08-1980 Yes
76 NARHAN Karmanasa Ghaghara Confluence to Gomti confluence/ Ganga Chandauli 75.73 25-09-2011 Yes
77 Zamania Karmanasa Ghaghara Confluence to Gomti confluence/ Ganga Gazipur NA NA Yes
78 Chaugurji Ghat Ghagra Ghagara/Ganga Kheri NA NA Yes
79 Dev Maniya Ghagra Ghagara/Ganga Kheri NA NA Yes
80 Parsa (Zalim Nagar) Ghagra Ghagara/Ganga Kheri NA NA Yes
81 Birpur (Gola Bazar) Ghagra Ghagara/ Ganga Deoria NA NA Yes
82 B.K.Ghat Ghagra Ghagara/ Ganga Bahraich 137.44 22-08-1963 Yes
83 Tanda Ghagra Ghagara/ Ganga Ambedkar Nagar NA NA Yes
84 Tarabganj (Moh. Sonauli) Ghagra Ghagara/ Ganga Gonda NA NA Yes
85 Kabirganj Sarda Ghagara/Ganga Pilibhit NA NA Yes
86 Kukea Mahakali/

Sarda

Ghagara/Ganga Kheri NA NA Yes
87 Paliakalan Sarda Ghagara/ Ganga Kheri 155.32 21-07-2014 Yes
88 Motipur Sarda Ghagara/ Ganga Kheri 141.42 29-07-1984 Yes
89 Shardanagar Sarda Ghagara/ Ganga Kheri 136.55 16-09-1993 Yes
90 New Motipur Suhali Ghagara/Ganga Kheri NA NA Yes
91 AKBARPUR Choti Saryu Ghagara/ Ganga Ambedkar Nagar 86.35 15-09-2000 Yes
92 AZAMGARH Choti Saryu Ghaghara Confluence to Gomti confluence/ Ganga Azamgarh 75.0 25-08-2005 Yes
93 KASMABAD Choti Saryu Ghaghara Confluence to Gomti confluence/ Ganga Ghazipur NA NA Yes
94 MAU Choti Saryu Ghagara/Ganga Mau NA NA Yes
95 Gaighat Sarju (Babai) Ghagara/ Ganga Bahraich 132.45 NA Yes
96 Colonelganj Sarju Ghagara/ Ganga Gonda 105.28 15-09-1982 Yes
97 Kakardhari Rapti Ghagara/ Ganga Bahraich 132.37 15-08-2014 Yes
98 Bhinga Rapti Ghagara/ Ganga Shrawasti 120.3 15-08-2014 Yes
99 Regauli Rapti Ghagara/ Ganga Gorakhpur 82.12 16-09-2000 Yes
100 Laxmanpur Barrage Rapti Ghagara/ Ganga Shrawasti NA NA Yes
101 Kakrahi Burhi Rapti Ghagara/ Ganga Sidharthnagar 88.97 22-08-1998 Yes
102 Uskabazar Burhi Rapti Ghagara/ Ganga Sigharthnagar 85.62 21-08-1998 Yes
103 Biskohar Burhi Rapti Ghagara/ Ganga Sigharthnagar NA NA Yes
104 Muhchurwa Ghat Burhi Rapti Ghagara/ Ganga Sigharthnagar NA NA Yes
105 Chandradeepghat Kwano Ghagara/ Ganga Gonda 92.04 16-07-1989 Yes
106 Basti Kwano Ghagara/ Ganga Basti 84.62 23-08-1998 Yes
107 Mukhlispur Kwano Ghagara/ Ganga Sant Kabir Nagar 79.84 27-08-1998 Yes
108 Gharighat Kwano Ghagara/ Ganga Basti NA NA Yes
109 Utarula Kwano Ghagara/ Ganga Balrampur NA NA Yes
110 Hetimpur Little Gandak Ghagara/ Ganga Deoria 79.64 06-09-2001 Yes
111 Salempur Little Gandak Ghagara/ Ganga Deoria 67.55 23-09-1994 Yes
112 Fazil Nagar (Musahar Tola) Little Gandak Ghagara/Ganga Deoria Na NA Yes
113 Trimohinighat Rohin Ghagara/ Ganga Maharajganj 85.48 15-08-2017 Yes
114 Maniram Rohin Ghagara/ Ganga Gorakhpur 78.16 19-08-2017 Yes
115 Ramsanehighat Kalyani /Ganga Bara Banki NA NA Yes
116 Gangan Moradabad Gangan /Ganga Moradabad NA NA Yes
117 Nichlaul (Thoothibari) Chandan /Ganga Maharajganj NA NA Yes
118 Nagina NA UGCM/ Ganga Bijnor NA NA Yes
119 Atrauli NA Ganga Aligarh NA NA Yes
120 Kasganj NA UGCM/Ganga Etah NA NA Yes
121 Bilhaur NA UGCM/ Ganga Kanpur (Urban) NA NA Yes
122 Purwamir NA UGCM/ Ganga Kanpur (Urban) NA NA Yes
123 LALGANJ NA UGCM/Ganga Mirzapur NA NA Yes
124 Lalganj NA UGCM/Ganga Rae Bareli NA NA Yes
125 Sitapur NA /Ganga Sitapur NA NA Yes
126 Sandi NA /Ganga Hardoi NA NA Yes
127 Todarpur NA /Ganga Hardoi NA NA Yes
128 Kasmara NA UGCM/Ganga Mainpuri NA NA Yes
129 Dhaneta NA /Ganga Bareilly NA NA Yes
130 Meeraganj NA /Ganga Bareilly NA NA Yes
131 Shergarh NA /Ganga Bareilly NA NA Yes
132 ASHATPUR NA /Ganga Ghazipur NA NA Yes
133 Bhojpur NA /Ganga Moradabad NA NA Yes
134 Dulha Dhakia NA /Ganga Shahjahanpur NA NA Yes
135 FATEHGANJ (E) NA /Ganga Shahjahanpur NA NA Yes
136 Sehramau (South) NA /Ganga Shahjahanpur NA NA Yes
137 Shahjahanpur NA /Ganga Shahjahanpur NA NA Yes

 Uttar Pradesh List of Inflow Monitoring Sites 2019

SN Site River Sub Basin/ Basin District FRL MWL Hydrograph Working
1 Dharamnagari       Barrage Ganga Above Ramganga Confluence/ Ganga Bijnor NA NA Yes
2 NARORA[XVII] Ganga Above Ramganga Confluence/ Ganga Bulandshahr 178.42 178.42 Yes
3 Rihand Dam[XVIII] Rihand Son/ Ganga Sonbhadra 268.22 268.75 Yes
4 Katerniaghat Barrage Ghagra Ghagara/ Ganga Bahraich NA NA Yes
5 MATATILA DAM Betwa Lower Yamuna/ Ganga Lalitpur 308.46 310.04 Yes

 Summary Overall there are 319 CWC sites in 7 states of North India comprising of 48 Level Forecasting, 263 Level Monitoring and 8 Inflow Forecasting sites. (In 2018 these states had a total 144 sites including 48 Level Forecasting, 91 Level Monitoring and 6 Inflow Forecasting sites.) Out of 319 sites 59 sites are inactive including 4 Level Forecasting, 54 Level Monitoring and 1 Inflow Forecasting. With 179, Uttar Pradesh state has highest number of sites followed by Uttarakhand (74) and Himachal Pradesh (18). The only on Level Monitoring site added this year in Punjab state is inactive. Out of total number of inactive Level Monitoring sites 34 are in Jammu & Kashmir, 4 in Himachal Pradesh, 10 in Uttarakhand and 4 in Uttar Pradesh.

In most of the Level and Inflow Forecast sites, the full information including level, inflow, outflow through canal, outflow through river is not given. Districts names are repeated in every state. Also most of the new added sites lack complete information.

Summary Table for North Indian States in 2019

States Level Forecast

Sites

Level Monitoring

Sites

Inflow Forecast

Sites

Total
Active Inactive Active Inactive Active Inactive
Jammu & Kashmir 3 3 34 34 0 0 37
Himachal Pradesh 1 0 17 4 0 0 18
Uttrakhand 4 0 68 10 2 1 74
Punjab 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
Haryana 1 0 5 0 1 0 7
Delhi 2 0 1 1 0 0 3
Uttar Pradesh 37 1 137 4 5 0 179
Total 48 4 263 54 8 1 319
Grand Total 48 263 8 319

 MAJOR GAPS There are major gaps that we can see.

  • For example, CWC has no sites in Punjab (only one added this year is inactive) and Chandigarh.
  • Even in Sujlej, Ravi and Beas basins, CWC has no flood forecasting sites.
  • In Sutlej and Beas basins, it has some flood monitoring sites, but in Ravi Basin, CWC does not have a single monitoring site.
  • In whole of Uttarakhand, CWC has no flood forecasting sites in Bhagirathi, Ramganga, Sharda or Yamuna basin.
  • In whole of Ghaggar Basin, spanning from Himachal Pradesh through Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, CWC has no sites at all.

There are many other issues with respect to the actual flood forecasting and monitoring by CWC, which are not dealt here.

A SANDRP analysis (ht.sandrp@gmail.com)

End Notes:

  1. New sites are mentioned with sky BLUE color. The sites shown with RED colour means they were incomplete in 2018 and remains so even this year.
  2. Abbreviations List:

Warning Level- WL

Danger Level- DL

Full Reservoir Level- FRL

Maximum Water Level –MWL

High Flood Level- HFL

Meters- M

[I] On 18 Sept. 2019, this site was showing update of 1 Sept. 2019.

[II] This site is in Uttarkashi on Hamuman Ganga.

[III] Previous HFL was 808.0 dated 16-6-2013.

[IV] In 2018 HFL date was mentioned as 17-06-2013. Now its changed to 19-09-2010.

[V] Hydrograph is not up to date.

[VI] Hydrograph is not up to date.

[VII] Hydrograph is not up to date.

[VIII] Hydrograph is not up to date

[IX] 338.9 M is mentioned as HFL on 17-06-2013 in data flow map

[X] This information is not given on the CWC FF website, we have taken it from Palla flood monitoring station of Delhi Govt.

[XI] HFL date was not mentioned last year.

[XII] The SOP document gives warning level for Kanpur at 113, but the FF site gives it as 112 m. 

[XIII] There are 3 more sites Phaphamau, Allahabad (Chhatang), ALLAHABAD with same WL, DL, HFL in Allahabad

[XIV] There are 2 sites with same Name,WL, DL, HFL details.  One seems defunct since 2014.

[XV] Seems this site has been moved to Inflow Forecasting Sites.

[XVI] Chunar site is mentioned twice and hydrogarph for chunar one is active and inactive for Chunar.

[XVII] Hydrograph is not showing Inflow Outflow.

[XVIII] Inflow is shown and not the outflow.

One thought on “Overview of CWC Flood Forecasting Sites 2019: North India

  1. The CWC does not predict floods due to release of water from dams as those are controlled by dam authorities. We must make our dam authorities totally accountable to perform the mandatory duty to inform public and state well in advance about release of water from dams of rivers or other water bodies. Other-wise man made floods will and already is continuing with impunity .

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