World famous one-horn rhinos are moving towards high-land areas due to flood

GUWAHATI: The flood situation in Assam improves during the last 24 hours as only three rivers, including Brahmaputra are flowing above danger mark in four districts till Sunday.

Sources in the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) inform that the Brahmaputra river in Jorhat and Dhubri, the Jia Bharali in Sonitpur and the Kopili in Nagaon were flowing above the danger level.

Altogether 17 districts – Dhemaji, Biswanath, Chirang, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Nagaon, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Tinsukia – were reeling under floods affecting 6,80,931 people and 45,175 hectares of cropland.

Floodwaters have affected Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Orang National Park, even as incidents of flood-triggered erosion have been reported from Baksa district.

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The worst affected district is Barpeta with around four lakh people hit. Across the State, 4,852 flood affected people are taking shelter in 62 relief camps.

According to sources, the district-wise revenue circles affected in the flood are : Dhemaji, Jonai, Sissibrgaon in Dhemaji district; Gohpur, Halem in Biswanath; Bijni in Chirang; Sipajhar in Darrang; Barbhag and Barkhetri in Nalbari; Bagribari in Kokrajhar; Kalgachia, Barpeta, Baghbar, Chenga, Sarukhetri, Sarupeta in Barpeta; Dhubri, South Salmara in Dhubri; Mancachar and South Salmara in South Salmara; Balijana, Lakhipur, Rongjuli, Matia in Goalpara; Goroimari, Chamaria in Kamrup (Rural); Sonapur in Kamrup (Metro); Bhuragaon, Mayong in Morigaon; Kaliabor, Samaguri, Raha in Nagaon; Bokakhat in Golaghat; Teok, Jorhat East (Jorhat) and Tinsukia in Tinsukia district.

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