Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology of the RWTH Aachen University

Monthly Archives: August 2013

Varanasi Floods 2013

Varanasi is facing the worst floods in 10 years and the water level of River Ganga is still rising. The river has been flowing near or above the Danger Mark for the past few weeks now. Many people living in low lying areas along the river banks are forced to leave their homes and stay in relief camps in various parts of the city. Temperatures of above 35 degrees and Humidity above 95% is making the weather intolerable as well. The people want to go back to their homes but the present conditions indicate that it will be some time before that can happen. Read more »