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Brahmaputra in Guwahati Below Danger Mark as Water Level Recedes

G Plus News | July 03, 2020 11:12 hrs

GUWAHATI: Floods have been wreaking havoc across the state of Assam as incessant rains continue to worsen the already grim situation in the state arising from the rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases.     

The water level of the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati has receded in comparison to the last couple of days and now stands at 49.03 cms according to an official of the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). The danger mark is at 49.68 cms. Although the Brahmaputra in Guwahati lies below the danger mark, it is still above the warning level which is at 48.68 cms.

In other parts of the state, floods have affected around 16 lakh people in over 2,000 villages across 22 districts of Assam as per ASDMA’s latest flood report. Over 12,597 people have been taking shelter in 163 relief camps and centres set up across the state. Over 72,000 hectares of crop area is now submerged under water. 

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