LAKHIMPUR: Due to inclement weather, torrential rain has been lashing Arunachal Pradesh these days. As a result, the water level in the catchment area of Ranganadi Hydroelectric Plant (RHEP), located at Yazali has risen alarmingly since Monday, compelling the NEEPCO to release the excess water from the Ranganadi dam on Tuesday.
On that day, NEEPCO first released the excess water from the catchment area of RHEP through the Ranganadi River by opening the Dam Gate No. 5 by 200 mm from 8: 15 am. Then the same was released through the same gate by opening by 400 mm from 8: 30 am, by 1500 mm from 9.45 am, by 1700 mm from 10 am, by 2000 mm from 10:15 am, by 2200 mm from 10:30 am, by 2,500 mm from 11 am, by 2,800 mm from 11:40 am, by 3,000 mm from 12: 15 pm, by 2,500 mm from 3: 00 pm. The excess water has been released through the same gate by opening by 1,500 mm from 5 pm till the time of filing this report.
As a result of it, the water level in the Ranganadi River has been rising causing flood threat once again in the downstream area of the river. At present, the river is flowing slightly under the danger level as per report found from the Water Resources Department.
On the other hand, the Brahmaputra is flowing above danger level at Jamuguri of the district while the Subansiri is flowing above danger level at Silikhaguri. Similarly, the Dikrong River is flowing above the danger level at Sissapothar RCC Bridge at present according to the report from the Water Resources Department.