KOHORA, July 26 - The overall flood situation in Kaziranga area within Golaghat district is very grim as the water level is rising by the hour and more than 85% area of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) has been inundated.
According to KNP sources, more than 100 forest camps have been badly affected by the flood as the water level has been rising rapidly. Many villagers adjacent to Kaziranga National Park have been spending sleepless nights as flood waters have inundated their residential areas.
Meanwhile, Forest Department personnel have intensified patrolling and sufficient number of speed boats have been pressed into service to check poaching by anti-social elements.
Significantly, there seems to be good public cooperation with the KNP authority this time, as even local VDP personnel have been helping the forest guards to ensure proper safety of the wild animals during road crossings on National Highway-37, i.e. while seeking safety from the annual deluge, by crossing over to the foothills of Karbi Anglong.
Sources informed that the rising trend of the water level would continue as the water level was still maintaining a rising trend at Neamatighat in Jorhat district.