Brahmaputra river water level in Guwahati increases by 5-6 cm every hour:

Guwahati, May 28: Water level of river Brahmaputra in Guwahati increases. Assam flood situation still grim as water levels of many rivers have gradually increased and flowing above danger level marks at different places of the state.

Following incessant rains in Assam and neighbouring states Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, the water levels of many rivers are increasing.

In Guwahati, the water level of the Brahmaputra river is rising by 5-6 cm every hour.

Central Water Commission (CWC) employee Sadikul Hoque said that the water level of the Brahmaputra river is gradually increasing.

“The water level is increasing by 5-6 cm every hour. If the rain continues, then it will become worse. Now only one and a half feet have left to touch the danger level mark in Guwahati,” the Central Water Commission employee said.

Nearly 3 lakh people in 11 districts of the state are affected in the fresh floods.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person drowned in floodwaters at Rangia in Kamrup district yesterday.

321 villages in 21 revenue circles of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Hojai, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Goalpara, West Karbi Anglong, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia district have been affected by floods.

Nearly 16,700 flood-affected people have taken shelter at 57 relief camps set up by the district administration and the floodwater submerged around 2700 hectares crop area.