Flood situation eases in Assam

Guwahati, Sep 16 : The flood situation in Assam has eased today with the mighty Brahmaputra maintaining a falling trend along its course in the 11 affected districts in the valley, even as the Barak valley’s water level is rising displacing over five lakh people.

Though it was flowing over the danger level at some places, Brahmaputra with its tributaries was recording a falling trend due to declining rain in the last few days, official sources said.

The flood waters were ebbing from human habitation and farm lands in the affected districts of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Sibsagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Dhubri, Goalpara and Barpeta, the sources said.

The Central Water Commission said the Brahmaputra was flowing with a falling trend, though above the danger level, at Dibrugarh town in Dibrugarh district, Numaligarh in Golaghat district and Guwahati.

In Jorhat district the river was flowing steadily above the danger level at Nimatighat, the river port to Asia’s largest river island Majuli in the state, and at Dharamtul in Morigaon district, the CWC said.

Tributaries Jiabhorali at N T Road Crossing in Sonitpur district and Pagladia in Barpeta district flowing above the danger mark were, however, rising.

The Brahmaputra is moving below the danger level with a falling trend at Goalpara, Dhubri, Naharkatia, Bodotighat, Sibsagar, Golaghat and Manas, the Commission added.

River Barak was flowing above the danger level was rising at Karimganj, while it was falling at Sonamura and steady at Koilachar.

The current wave of floods has so far claimed two lives due to drowning this week in two separate places of lower Assam.