No risk of river erosion in Saptakoshi: Dist Administration

Itahari, July 5 : The Sunsari district administration has said 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.
It is said the water level in the Saptakoshi river is fluctuating with the level of rainfall.
Incessant rain in the eastern hilly districts as well as in Tarai over the past few days has affected normal life. Various places in the Tarai have been inundated.
The Sunsari district administration office said the embankments on the eastern and western bank of the Saptakoshi river were not at risk of erosion and also the risk of rapid cutting by the river current was not there.
However, the administration has urged for adopting precaution in settlements near the river bank in case of rain.
The volume of water flow in the Koshi river was measured at 138,060 Cusecs at 4 pm on Wednesday, the highest water discharge in the river so far this year, the information department at Koshi Barrage Control Room stated. Twenty two out of the 56 sluice gates of the Koshi barrage have been opened for easing the water flow.