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Flood scene improves in Assam
June 25, 2007 17:19 IST
Assam's flood situation improved on Monday, as river Brahmaputra and its major tributaries showed a receding trend following cessation of rainfall during the past few days.
According to a Central Water Commission report, Brahmaputra is maintaining a falling trend at almost all places though it is still flowing above the danger level at Dibrugarh, Goalpara and Dhubri.
At Dibrugarh, the river is flowing above the danger level but was showing a receding trend, while river Kushiara is flowing above the danger mark at Karimganj with a rising trend.
Large-scale erosion was, however, reported from Maijan area in eastern part of Dibrugarh and the army has been called to assist the civil administration in providing relief to the affected people in the area.
The situation in Kaziranga National Park and the Pabitora wildlife sanctuary, home to the endangered one-horned rhinos, also improved marginally with water levels receding though animals continued to move to upland areas, officials said.
In the first wave of floods this year, a total of 240 villages with a population of over 2.34 lakh have been affected.
The districts affected in the current wave of flood are Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi, Darrang and Dibrugarh.