ITANAGAR, Sept 1 - With improvement in weather conditions on Saturday, the water level in Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh has started receding, officials said.
East Siang deputy commissioner Tamiyo Tatak said that the water level of the Siang river at Pasighat, the district headquarters, is normal although there were high tides. �The water level of the river receded since last evening with improvement in weather,� he said over phone.
Official sources from Tuting in Upper Siang district said that the water level of the river is gradually receding.
According to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the water level of the Siang at Tuting recorded in the morning was 415.17 metres and that in Pasighat was 153.30 metres.
The Siang river, which originates in Tibet, is known as Tsangpo in China. It joins Lohit and Dibang rivers downstream to form the Brahmaputra in Assam.
Nineteen people were rescued by the Indian Air Force on Friday who were stranded in a river island of Siang in East Siang district. On Thursday, the district administration had requisitioned IAF for helicopter to evacuate people stranded at Jampani under Sille-Oyan circle of the district. � PTI