Flood situation in Golaghat worsens


The flood situation in Golaghat’s  Khumtai and Numaligarh are still unchanged. The increasing water level of Dhansiri has flooded one village after the other. The rise in water level of Dhansiri has submerged Khumtai’s Leteku chapari, Bogorioni, Bholaguri and many other places. In Borbalitup atleast 30 families are still trapped in flood. The flood scenario in Numaligarh has also worsened.

About 4,950 people have been affected, of whom 815 people are in the relief camps. The flood has damaged 117.75 hectares of agricultural land. Four relief camps and two distribution centre’s have been opened by the  Golaghat district administration to provide the affected people with food and other required materials.

The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) authorities had opened all the four radial gates by 0.50m on Monday. As a result, the Dhansiri, of which Doyang is a tributary, flowed 0.90m above its danger level of 78.42m at Numaligarh. NEEPCO said one of the gates was closed on Tuesday as the water level of the dam had receded to 323.80m, 0.2m below the danger level.

The water level of the Dhansiri, is, however, rising. On Tuesday, it was flowing at 74.43m – 0.57m below the danger level – at Dhansirimukh, where the river meets the Brahamaputra.

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