In a recent update from the floods in Delhi which resulted due to the overflowing Yamuna River, it was reported that the water level reached the walls of the Taj Mahal in Agra. Visuals from the world wonder surfaced online and showed how the iconic site was surrounded by water. Check pictures and video below:
Yamuna River Flooding
Yamuna River overflowed into the streets of the national capital earlier this month and crossed the 200-metre mark setting an all-time high in is water level. On Thursday, Delhi witnessed flooding and waterlogging in several areas as the water level of the Yamuna River was at 208.48.
The Yamuna waters have reportedly breached the low flood level (495 ft) mark in Agra, rising to 495.80 ft. Drains falling in the flooded water resource had backflow and left the Yamuna Kinara Road leading towards the Taj Mahal water-logged.
Decades ago, in 1978, the water level of the Yamuna River exceeded up o 508 feet, marking a high flood level in the region. At that time, water had entered the 22 rooms in the monument's basement.