LAHAN, Oct 20: The water level in the Koshi River has crossed the danger level, prompting the authorities to turn on the red light.
The Koshi River has witnessed a sharp increase in the water level due to incessant rainfall in the past few days in the Terai along with the northern hilly region
According to the measurements taken on Wednesday morning, 260,450 cusecs of water was flowing through the Koshi Barrage. To reduce the flow of water, 42 out of 56 gates of the barrage have been opened. The red light has been turned on due to high level of water flow and increased risk of flood and inundation in the areas downstream.
Similarly, residents living near the river banks and surrounding areas have been asked to remain cautious. The district administration offices (DAOs) in Sunsari and Saptari have maintained high vigilance in view of the potential threat the increased volume of water in the Koshi River could cause.