GUWAHATI, Sept 14 � The overall flood situation in the Upper Assam districts has shown signs of slight improvement, while the situation in the Middle and Lower Assam districts of Morigaon and Dhubri is seemed to be grave.
The mighty Brahmaputra still continues to flow above the danger level (DL) throughout the State even though its water level is receding compared to yesterday. The river is maintaining a rising trend only at Dhubri.
Between Dibrugarh and Guwahati, the river is maintaining a falling trend, while it is maintaining a steady trend at Goalpara, as stated in the evening flood bulletin of the Central Water Commission (CWC).
The water level of the river would recede further between Dibruagarh and Goalpara during the next 24 hours, said the CWC bulletin.
Our Dibrugarh Correspondent adds that in the district floodwaters have started receding. Flash flood had inundated several areas of the district like the Okland TE, Panbari, Gorpora, Kachuani and the adjacent villages. This development affected thousands of people for about ten days, these areas remained under a three to five feet deep sheet of water.
Several families were compelled to take shelter on the Mukalbari Oakland Road and in the highlands of the neighbouring settlements.
The city, which was reeling under water, due to the perennial artificial flood, is also able now to heave a sigh of relief. Barring some of its low lying areas, floodwater is receding gradually from most of its areas.
It needs mention here that hundreds of houses and commercial establishments, several important link roads, lanes and a portion of the NH-37 within the municipal area of the city here were under water.
Our Silpathar Correspondent reports that flood and erosion have become the regular phenomenon for the people living along the rivers in Dhemaiji district. The floodwaters of the Gai, Simen, Lali, Jiadhal, Demow have been making life miserable for the people of the district. The standing crops of the district�s paddy fields are also destroyed by the floodwaters.
Our Kohora Correspondent reports that though there has been a slight improvement in the flood situation in Kaziranga with the Brahmaputra and its tributaries maintaining a steady trend since last night, most areas of the Kaziranga National Park and the adjoining paddy fields are still under water.
The Bokabeel camp of Kaziranga (Kohora) ranges is one of the worst affected areas with the water level touching the first floor of the forest guards� house. In Bagori Range of the Park, about 80 per cent area is under water affecting around 23 camps. The Sitalmari and Morphulani capms are the worst affected.
The animals of the park are trying to migrate to the highlands of Karbi Anglong district and in their such bids, while crossing the NH-37, several of them were hit by the speeding vehicles. This resulted in the death of a number of the animals.
Our Morigaon Correspondent reports that the overall flood situation in the district has remained grim as the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level. Over 2 lakh people of the district have been affected by this wave of the flood.
Though the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is submerged by the floodwaters, no report of death of any of its animals has so far been received.
Our Rangiya Correspondent reports that the Bordnadi is gradually merging with the Borolia in the foothills of the Bhutan Hills posing a serious threat to the people living in the downstream areas. The Bornadi is reportedly changing its course near Nagrijuli in Baksa district.
Our Hatisngimari Correspondent reports that the floodwaters of the Brahmaputra and the Jinjram have affected around 40,000 people of about 25 gaon panchayats of South Salmara and Manckachar Revenue Circles. However, the worst affected areas fall under the South Salmara Revenue Circle.
It is reported that a large number of LP, ME and High schools in the Revenue Circle are affected by the flood.