GUWAHATI, July 9 - Even though the flood situation in the State is improving gradually, a number of districts are bearing the brunt of flood-triggered erosion. As per the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), in the past 24 hours, incidents of erosion have been reported from Bongaigaon, Biswanath, Chirang and Dibrugarh districts. Especially in Chirang, more than 20 villages have been affected in the flood-triggered erosion.
Flood waters also damaged a number of embankments in Lakhimpur, Chirang and Nagaon districts along with a number of roads in Lakhimpur, Chirang and Barpeta districts.
According to ASDMA altogether 12 districts � Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Charaideo, Biswanath, Chirang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat and Tinsukia � were reeling under floods affecting 1,82,583 people and 26,676 hectares of cropland. In Dhemaji, 57,799 people have been affected by floods, followed by Barpeta (45,850) and Lakhimpur (32,647). Around 1,075 people are taking shelter in 34 relief camps across the State.
Following incessant rain in many parts of the State, the Brahmaputra river in Jorhat and Dhubri districts, the Disang in Sivasagar district, the Dhansiri in Golaghat district, the Jia Bharali in Sonitpur district and the Beki in Barpeta district were flowing above the danger level.
Floods have also affected Kaziranga National Park and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary where a number of forest camps are still under water.