Nation Current Affairs 11 Jul 2019 Assam: Rise in water ...

Assam: Rise in water level of Brahmaputra, may cross danger mark

ANI
Published Jul 11, 2019, 9:59 pm IST
Updated Jul 11, 2019, 9:59 pm IST
More than two lakh people have been affected in 11 districts which have been hit by the floods.
Assam is facing severe floods in which three people have reportedly died. (Photo: Representative image)
 Assam is facing severe floods in which three people have reportedly died. (Photo: Representative image)

Guwahati: With the state facing heavy rains, the water level of Brahmaputra River that flows through Guwahati is inching towards the danger level, according to officials.

Vipul Gandhiya, Inland Water Transport, Section Officer, told ANI, "Upper Assam is seeing incessant rainfalls and due to which the water levels are increasing in the Brahmaputra as well as small rivers like Ranganadi."

 

According to Gandhiya, the water levels have crossed the warning level and may soon reach the danger level.

"The water level may also cross the danger level. Nimati and Dispur have already crossed the danger level," he informed. The officer also said that the water levels are going to increase for at least "two more days after which they may start decreasing."

Assam is facing severe floods in which three people have reportedly died. Thirteen relief camps have been set in operation to carry out rescue and relief measure. Around 249 inmates have been registered in these relief camps.

More than two lakh people have been affected in 11 districts which have been hit by the floods namely-- Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Jorhat, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Majuli, Chirang, Dibrugarh and Golaghat.

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