Brahmaputra flowing above danger level in Guwahati
GUWAHATI: The water level of the river Brahmaputra is rising every day following incessant rain all over Assam.
It is to be mentioned that the part of the Brahmaputra which flows through Guwahati is now flowing at 50.48 metres – 80 cm above the danger level – at 6 PM on July 14.
It is to be mentioned that the water level is expected to take a steady trend in the city by Monday afternoon, i.e. July 15.
Sources in the Water Resources Department (WRD) told The Assam Tribune on July 14 that earth-filled bags are used at some vulnerable places like Fancy Bazar, to block leakages and WRD teams are ready in other places also to bring the situation under control whenever any exigency occurs.
The WRD pumped out water from the Naojan channel in Uzanbazar on July 14 while pumping operations on the Bharalu sluice gate for the past few days has been lowered as the Bharalu water level at the Sluice Gate point was 1.83 metres below the Brahmaputra water level at that point.
However, the WRD is prepared to meet the pressing situations, in the event of the river overtopping its bank in the city.
(Inputs: Assam Tribune)
Azan Peer Park in Guwahati