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Fresh wave of floods hits Majuli & Kaziranga; water level is rising in Brahmaputra from past 12 hrs

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On Friday, A fresh wave of floods hit the biggest river island of Majuli and Unesco’s World Heritage Site Kaziranga National Park (KNP) and Tiger reserve.

Rising water level in the Brahmaputra


The rising water level in the Brahmaputra, in the past 12 hours at Neematighat in Jorhat district, resulted in flooding in those regions.

Officials of the water resources department and Jorhat district administration went to Neematighat to take measures to safeguard the Brahmaputra embankment on its northern side.

Ashok Barman visited the sites

On Friday morning, Ashok Kumar Barman,Jorhat deputy commissioner visited Neematighat to look after the situation. 

To ensure protection of the embankment Ashok Kumar Barman instructed the water resources department officials to take all necessary measures.

Moreover, he attended the erosion-affected sites at Neematighat and asked the officials to ensure protection of the susceptible locations during the floods.

Neematighat-Majuli ferry services cancelled

In this context, the Majuli administration cancelled Neematighat-Majuli ferry services from Friday. 

In Majuli, a district administration official said, “More than 20 villages in the lower Majuli area have been affected by floods so far. However, the situation has taken a serious turn in the river bank areas located outside the embankment.”

At Neematighat, Flood water overloaded Kaziranga National Park on Friday as the Brahmaputra swelled up. 

A forest official in Kaziranga said floodwaters have penetrated the park’s boundary. “The low-lying areas of the park have been submerged by the floodwaters. But the situation is under control,” he said.

According to the weather forecast, “the water level is expected to rise in the next 12 hours.”

Also Read: 86,000 people affected due to heavy flood in Assam

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