KAZIRANGA, June 27 - Due to incessant rainfall in many parts of the State, the water level of Dhansirimukh under Bokakhat subdivision is maintaining an increasing trend.
The river is said to be flowing one metre above the danger level at Dhansirimukh because of which flood water level has increased inside Kaziranga National Park.
According to the Director of Kaziranga National Park cum Tiger Reserve, P Shiva Kumar, flood water level inside Kaziranga was likely to increase further since there has been an increasing trend in the water level of Brahmaputra river in upper Assam, which would definitely cause an adverse affect once it reaches the downstream including that of Dhansirimukh. Kumar said that time card has been issued at NH-37 from Pub Haldhibari to Amguri area, to control the speed of vehicles plying adjacent to Kaziranga National Park.
Uttam Saikia, Wildlife Warden of Kaziranga informed that already base area or ground floor of 78 forest camps inside Kaziranga National Park have been affected by rising flood waters. He said that the staff of two forest camps located in the 6th addition area under Burapahar range have been shifted to safer places as rising water level has affected their living spaces inside the camps.
Meanwhile, according to the information released by Bokakhat subdivisional administration, a total of 31 revenue villages have been affected by the flood waters.
Under Bokakhat subdivision areas, 11 villages of Mohura mouza, 9 villages of Bokakhat mouza, 11 villages of Kaziranga mouza have been affected by flood waters. Around 279.93 hectares of standing crop land have been affected by flood waters.