MORIGAON, June 26 - On a cursory glance, atleast 30 percent area of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary was inundated by flood waters of the Brahmaputra today.
According to the Sanctuary�s authority, the surging waters of the Brahmaputra entered the grassland through Tamuliduba camp. The eastern areas under Tamuliduba and Pagladuba forest camps of the sanctuary are under water, thus forcing the wild animals, including one-horned rhinos to go to nearby highlands of the sanctuary.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the western part of Morigaon district along the bank of the Brahmaputra and happens to be the densest habitat of one-horned rhinos in the world.
River bank erosion by the Brahmaputra over the years has taken a grim turn at Mikirgaon point under Lahorighat Circle and in Baralimari point in Bhuragaon circle at present, reportedly threatening the entire Bhuragaon circle.
Swirling waters of the Brahmaputra devastated more than 1,000 hectares of standing crops like jute, sugarcane etc. More than 100 families have been affected within the district during the current wave of floods.