Assam, WB, Bihar face threat of floods

The threat of floods loomed large over Assam, West Bengal and Bihar with three major rivers in each of the states flowing above the danger mark.

Updated: Jun 30, 2011, 21:39 PM IST

New Delhi: The threat of floods loomed large
over Assam, West Bengal and Bihar on Thursday with three major
rivers in each of the states flowing above the danger mark.

Dhansiri river at Numaligarh in Assam crossed the danger
mark this evening flowing at 78.51 metres, one metre above
danger level, according to latest flood forecasting data
released by the Central Water Commission here.

Kosi river at Basua in Bihar was flowing at 47.96 metres,
a little above the danger level.

The level of the river is still rising, the data said.

Similarly, Teesta river in West Bengal`s Domohani was
flowing at 86 meters, a little above the danger mark of 85.95
meters.

PTI