Is Ganga drying as water levels fall to historic lows in Varanasi

Is Ganga drying as water levels fall to historic lows in Varanasi

The water level of the Ganga River in Varanasi has reached an all-time low due to the intense heat. But there is more to it than meets the eye. The river’s width, which usually measures around 70 to 80 meters in June, has now been reduced to a mere 30 to 35 meters.

As a result of the declining water levels, the Ganga has receded from the ghats, revealing broken boats, scattered garbage and shattered boulders along its banks. Aren’t these early signs that the existence of this ancient, holy river in danger? Our scanty efforts to protect nature and its gifts that don’t go beyond writing articles and making speeches are falling short at every level.

Glaciers up in the mountains that feed the river are disappearing due to global warming, causing the river to dry in the near future. It is highly likely that our existence is largely supposed by the river. We will cease to exist if this mighty river walks into the sunset.

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