WATER LEVEL AT MAJOR RIVER RECEDES SLIGHTLY

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Chief Minister Shri N Biren Singh and IFCD Minister Shri Letpao Haokip visited flood-affected area – after a portion of the Imphal River bank breached in the wee hours yesterday – at Kairang Muslim under Heingang AC and took stock of the situation yesterday morning.

About 13 ft long stretch of the river bank at Kairang reportedly breached at around 1.30 AM yesterday. Some families in the area who have been displaced due to the flood are sheltered at two relief camps set up by the Government. One relief camp has been set up at a Madrassa building and another at the veterinary building.

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Chief Minister Shri N Biren Singh headed straight to Kairang moment after he touched down the airport from Aizawl via Guwahati yesterday morning.

About 150 households have been provided shelter at the camps.

About 30 ft long stretch of Imphal River breached at Chabung Kompany, Mayang Imphal at about 12.30 noon yesterday.

Meanwhile, water level along major rivers passing through Imphal witnessed slight receding yesterday. At 6 PM yesterday, the water level of Imphal River at Minuthong receded to 787.725 from yesterday’s above High Flood Level. However, the water level of the same river at Lilong still touched the 783.000 M mark by the same time.

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The water level of Irilbung River at Irilbung was put at 786.900 M at 6 PM yesterday while the water level of Nambul River at Hump Bridge receded to 783.250 M at 6 PM.

At the same time, four sluice gates of Ithai Barrage (No. 2, 3, 4 and 5) have been fully opened since 8.20 AM yesterday. The water level at Ithai touched 769.180 M mark at 6 AM yesterday.

According to records maintained by the IFC Department, the rainfall at Kangpokpi from 8 AM yesterday (June 13) to 8 AM yesterday was 29.00 MM while the amount of rainfall recorded at Saikul was 15.00 MM.

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At Litan, 1.00 MM of rainfall was recorded for the same period while the rainfall recorded at Raj Bhavan was 2.00 MM. At Lamphelpat, rainfall was recorded at 2.50 MM and at Jiribam, rainfall was recorded at 11.00 MM during the same duration.(DIPR)

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