Numaligarh: There was flooding in Dhansiri riverside low-lying areas of Golaghat since the last two days and the unseasonal flood had created havoc in various parts of Numaligarh.
Flood water receded from most parts of the villages and areas of Numaligarh-Morangi by early hours of Wednesday. There had been a breach of various roads and embankments in areas like Dukhutimukh, Jathipotia, Mitha Aam Chapori, No.1 Koiborto and other villages near Numaligarh. On Monday, the Golaghat district administration issued a flood alert stating that due to heavy rainfall in the upstream areas, the water level of Dhansiri River was rising above the danger level and most of the villages under Sarupathar revenue circle were affected by flood. As per the issued alert, many villages alongside the banks of Dhansiri River at Numaligarh-Morangi and Bokakhat area witnessed overtopping of roads and paddy-fields by rising water. The flood water of River Dhansiri had caused damage to many PWD roads as well as other roads and embankments in various places of Numaligarh-Morangi area. However, the Golaghat district administration is yet to publish any official infrastructural damage report.
As per data received from the District Information and Public Relation Office, Golaghat, the affected villages from both Morangi and Bokakhat Development Blocks are- Dukhutimukh, Mitha Aam Chapori, No.1 Koiborto, Roduwal Pothar gaon, Numaligarh Pothar gaon and Numaligarh block gaon. Almost 9,000 population of the district has been reported to be affected in this flood. Several relief camps have been set up by district authorities where hundreds of inmates are taking shelter till now.
As per data received from CWC (Central Water Commission) website, the water level of the Dhansiri currently is at 88.7 metres, which is above the warning level of 88.5 metres but below the danger level of 89.5 metres. Till Tuesday night, the water level of the Dhansiri was measured near about 90 metres when flood water entered in most affected villages, causing chaos among villagers. Currently the water level of Dhansiri is showing a falling trend and if there is no heavy rainfall for the next few days, the situation is expected to return to normalcy very soon.