Amid COVID-19, many Assam rivers cross danger-level mark
Guwahati: Due to the incessant rains for the last couple of days in their sources and release of water from different hydroelectric projects, some of the leading rivers of the state, including Beki, Jiabharali, and Ranganadi, have started flowing above danger mark creating fear among people living along its path.
The water level of the Beki river in Barpeta district crossed the danger level on Friday evening. The condition has worsened with Bhutan reportedly releasing excess water from Kurichhu Hydroelectric Project on May 21 evening.
In Sonitpur district, the Jia Bharali river is also flowing above the danger-level mark on Friday evening. According to sources in the state government, 630 persons have been affected by the flood at Kalgachia area in Barpeta district of the state.
It is also reported that a section of the road in the Rajaali village in Nagaon district has been damaged by the rising waters of the Borpani River and erosion was reported at three different areas in the Sonitpur district.
The Ranganadi river was also flowing above the danger-level mark after water from NEEPCO dam at Panchnoi Bogolijan in Lakhimpur district of the state was released.
Rainfall in the past two days due to Cyclone Amphan, which hit the state on Thursday, has resulted in a rise in water levels of the Brahmaputra and many of its tributaries.