Water-level in Mahakali River increases, locals urged to stay alert

Published On: June 18, 2021 01:57 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KANCHANPUR, June 18: Water-level has increased in the Mahakali River due to incessant rainfall. 

The District Administration Office, Darchula, has urged all to be on the alert, citing that the risk level has increased with the increased water-level in the river.  

The water flow in Mahakali river has reached 5.80 meters this morning. The water of Mahakali river has crossed the under construction embankment at Bangabagad area in Khalanga. 

Now, the river has taken its previous form. Chief District Officer Siddharaj Joshi said that there is a risk in the areas surrounding the Mahakali River due to the rise in water flow. 

The administration has urged the Darchula folks to adopt precautions and stay on the alert as there was a possibility of flooding in the river embankment area and other rivers of the district.  

Almost all places of the country have been experiencing incessant rainfall for the past few days.

The administration has requested one and all to remain on alert as there is a risk of flood and landslide.

Meanwhile, the rural roads of the district including Khar-Khalanga road, Khalanga-Tinkar road, and Bitule-Paribagad road were obstructed following incessant rainfall.  

Movement of vehicles in the Khalanga-Khar area has been affected due to road obstruction.  

Locals have been facing problems in taking their produce to the markets following road obstruction. 

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