ITAHARI, July 10: The water level in the Saptakoshi River on Friday morning reached 207,515 cusec, making it the highest water level of the year. According to the local authorities, there are risks of flooding. It has been raining incessantly since yesterday night.
SAPTARI, July 12: The torrential rainfall occurred for two days flooded the Saptakoshi River. Owing to the rising level of the River, red flag is placed on the Koshi Barrage, signaling the alert. Among 56 sluice gates, 23 are opened owing to the warning level.
ITAHARI, July 19: When Saptakoshi floods wreaked havoc in 1966, the then government relocated the victims of Baharahkshetra to a forest area. Since 1966, massive Saptakoshi floods have been recorded 13 times.
ITAHARI, July 5: The Sunsari district administration has said that there is no risk of erosion by the Koshi river although the water level in the river has been increasing following rain in various parts of the eastern region.
KATHMANDU, August 12: Government has urged Indian government to open the sluices of Sapktakoshi and Laxmanpur barrages as water flow in the rivers has reached dangerously high due to heavy rainfall since Friday.
KATHMANDU, July 27: The 15th meeting of India-Nepal Joint Team of Experts (JTE) on Saptakoshi High Dam Multipurpose Project and Sunkoshi Storage Cum Diversion Scheme has recommended extending the term of the Joint Project Office of Saptakoshi Sunkoshi Investigation for a period of 30 months effective from March 1, 2017. The JTE meeting held in Kathmandu on July 25 -26 made the decision to recommend for the term extension after reviewing the progress made since the 14th meeting of JTE.
KATHMANDU Sept 18: The whereabouts of nine people who went missing after Saturday's boat capsize in Saptakoshi River still remains unknown. Among the missing, three are girls, five women and one boat contractors, according to locals
ITAHARI, July 26: The water level in the Saptakoshi River has reached 270, 200 cusecs, the highest for the year. With the water level increasing, 35 of the 56 sluices of the Saptakooshi barrage have been opened.