India: South West Monsoon 2005 - Flood Situation Report 29 Jun 2005

Report
from Government of India
Published on 29 Jun 2005
Based on the information received from the State Governments and the Central Water Commission, a comprehensive status report on the flood situation in different parts of the country is given below:-

GUJARAT

Heavy rains in South Gujarat, Central Gujarat and Saurashtra. Below normal rains in North Gujarat and Kutch.

30 persons are reported to have died in Gujarat during the current monsoon season, of whom two have died today i.e. 29.06.2005.

Over 10,500 people evacuated to safer places.

Relief Camps have been set up at Navsari, Bharuch, Surat and Surendranagar districts.

Disruption of Power supply reported in 2,600 villages. Power supply subsequently restored in 1500 villages and work is going on in the remaining villages to restore power supply.

Three Helicopters requisitioned from Air Force while two Columns of Army have been requisitioned for deployment at Rajkot and Surat.

Four companies of State Reserve Police, trained in Search and Rescue operations, have been deployed in flood affected areas.

Several section of rail and road communication have been affected due to water logging. About 153 roads were cut off of which traffic has been restored on 90 roads. Repair of remaining roads is in progress. Railway traffic between Mumbai-Ahmedabad and Mumbai-Delhi partially disrupted.

RELIEF

153 medical teams deployed for chlorination, providing medicines and prevention of disease outbreak in flood affected areas.

Civil supplies position normal. Stock of essential food grains available in flood affected districts.

Senior officers and Ministers are supervising relief works.

MAHARASHTRA

Due to heavy rains in Nasik District, the Godavari river is rising. Release of water to the tune of 60,000 cusecs from Dharna dam and Palkehed dam.

The Relief Commissioner, Maharashtra informed that there is no reason for concern until the release of water is upto 1,00,000 cusecs meters.

It is reported that the the "DRY river" -- Godavari may face sudden rise in levels between Nandur Madhmeswar Weir (Nasik district) and Kopergaon and further downstream towards Jaikwadi Dam (Aurangabad district).

The Relief Commissioner, Maharashtra has already spoken to the Collector of the adjoining district Aurangabad, who has already alerted the people in the villages located downstream.

(Source: Relief Commissioner)

2. Orissa

There has been incessant rains in most places over North Orissa and many places in South Orissa due to a depression which was centered near Jamsedpur at 0830 hours on 28th June, 2005.

Heavy rainfall has been experienced in the upper catchment of river Baitarani.

Only one river Baitarani which starts in Keonjhar district and flows through Bhadrak and Jhajpur districts is flowing above the danger level at Akhuapada and Anadapur.

The District Collector, Bhadrak has reported one breach (20 ft.) at Pangata on Kochila.

Agriculture land in 5 to 6 villages in Bhadrak district are water logged.

In all other rivers the water is flowing below their warning levels.

Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force has been sent to Bhadrak district.

The district authorities of Keonjhar, Bhadrak and Jhajpur are kept on high alert.

The water level is likely to recede by this evening.

(Source: Deputy Relief Commissioner)

3. Jammu & Kashmir

Doda

The water level in Chenab river in district Doda is flowing 2 meters below the danger level i.e. at 828 meters as against the danger level of 830 meters.

The only vulnerable area is Pul-Doda, which gets affected at 840 meters.

There are 500-600 people residing in 238 structures in the Pul-Doda area, who have been duly alerted.

There is some submergence in the acquired land around the Baglihar Hydro Electric Project (submergence zone), where 4 to 5 structures have gone under submergence. All persons have been evacuated and there is no reason for concern.

(Source: Deputy Commissioner, Doda)

Leh

There had been flash floods in the streams/nallahs in Leh.

14 foot bridges and 4 suspension bridges washed away. Irrigation headworks and retention walls around the nallahs affected.

14 houses damaged (5 fully damaged and 9 partially damaged) in Phyang, Tiggar and Disket villages in Leh District.

Irrigation land on both sides of the nallahs has been eroded.

The cause for flash floods is a sudden rise in temperature from 20 to 22 degrees celsius to 35 to 36 degrees celsius which has caused glacier melts.

Akhnoor

Water level in the Chenab river is 1030 feet against the danger level of 1032 feet.

District authorities will issue red alert in the Akhnoor region as and when water level touches the danger mark.

The flood protection retention walls on both banks of river Chenab at many places damaged.

District authorities have identified the families to be evacuated in case the water level rises.

4. Rajasthan

Heavy rainfall in Eastern Rajasthan for the last three days (The districts in which heavy rainfall is reported are Alwar, Bharatpur, Sawai Madhpur, Dholpur, Tonk, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu and Dausa)

There have been 11 deaths in Alwar district -- (2 due to drowning and 9 due to house collapse).

In Bharatpur district, there could be a threat of water logging due to heavy rainfall. The Banganga river is flowing below the danger level.

(Ashim Khurana)
Joint Secretary (DM)
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