JORHAT, Sept 2 - Though the Central Water Commission (CWC) yesterday alerted the Department of Disaster Management about �unprecedented flood� in the next 3 to 5 days in the State due to the heavy rainfall in the sources of Brahmaputra and Buridihing in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam the latest water data of the mighty river has shown a receding trend today due to decreased rainfall in several catchment areas including Pasighat.
CWC�s findings revealed that the swelling Brahmaputra and Burhidihing started receding today due to decreased rainfall in Pasighat and many of its neighbouring areas in Arunachal Pradesh and some of the catchment areas like Dibrugarh.
Pasighat recorded 76.4 mm rainfall yesterday which decreased to 28.2 mm today. CWC�s data also stated the amount of rainfall in Dibrugarh as 9.7 mm instead of the recorded rainfall of 13.4 mm of Tuesday.
The water level of Brahmaputra has fallen from 105.98 meter today from its yesterday�s maximum level of 105.94 meter. In Neamatighat of Jorhat district the water level receded to 86.57 meter from it�s maximum level of 86.70 meter of Tuesday.
However, official data revealed that the water level in Pasighat area of Brahmaputra remains steady for today indicating a receding trend from tomorrow.
Meanwhile, data received from the District Disaster Management cell revealed that 33,515 people have been affected by the current wave of flood in Jorhat district.
The most affected area have been identified as river-island Majuli where 21,878 villagers of 52 villages faced the fury of flood. Jorhat West Revenue Circle recorded 1,310 residents of six villages as flood-hit population. The affected villages have been named as Daini Gaon, Kumar Gaon, Natun Gohain Gaon, Puroni Gohain Gaon, 1no Miri Gaon and 2no Miri Gaon of the revenue circle.
In Teok Revenue Circle 6,500 people of nine villages were affected by flood while Jorhat East Revenue Circle recorded 3,827 residents of 11 villages as flood affected population.
The government data also stated that the current wave of flood affected total 6,083 hectares of crop area in the four revenue circles of the district.