Jammu and Kashmir has had a long history of flooding
Floods in the state are linked to the Jhelum River and its history of crossing the danger mark and thereby inundating the 'Valley'
New Delhi: Floods in Jammu and Kashmir aren’t exactly an uncommon phenomenon, if history and indeed its geography is to be believed. Starting last week, the state has seen an unprecedented amount of rainfall, resulting in its worst floods since 1959. Floods in the state are invariably linked to the Jhelum River and its history of crossing the danger mark, its streams and rivulets overflowing and thereby inundating the “Valley" (south Kashmir) in the process.