DHUBRI, July 21 - Although the water level of Brahmaputra in Dhubri district was receding since a few days, 234 villages are still submerged and a population of 2,77,612 affected by the current flood.
According to the Daily Flood Report by the District Disaster Management Authority, the worst affected areas are villages located in the South Salmara revenue circle, where most parts of as many as 164 villages are flooded and a population of 2,53,612 is suffering.
In this wave of flood, as many as six embankments only in the Athani circle, have been damaged and the total number of damaged roads and bridges are under assessment.
At the time of filing this report, the Brahmaputra has crossed its danger mark and is flowing at 29.55 metres and the Gangadhar flowing at 30.10 metres, with their danger levels at 28.68 metres and 29.94 metres, respectively. Although the level of Brahmaputra has been steady since Tuesday morning, the level of the Gangadhar is rising and a rainfall of 19.6 mm has been recorded in the district during the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, many drains of Dhubri town remained clogged on Tuesday and flash flood continues in many wards of Dhubri town.