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Category: Floods


Ganga basin faces unprecedented floods in Aug 2017

Ganga Basin, particularly Bihar is facing unprecedented floods, starting on Aug 12, 2017. Water levels of Major tributaries of Ganga, including Kosi, Mahananda, Rapti, Ghagra, Bagmati, Gandak and Kamlabalan are close to or above the historically highest flood levels almost…

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DRP News Bulletin 14 August 2017 East & North East India face flooded Independence day

FLOODS 2017 SANDRP BLOG: Brahmaputra basin to face unprecedented floods starting Aug 12, 2017: https://sandrp.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/brahmaputra-basin-faces-unprecedented-flood-wave-in-aug-2017/ North Bengal Flood situation “Cooch Behar, North Dinajpur, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling are the five districts which have been affected by the flood. Earlier in…

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Brahmaputra basin faces unprecedented flood wave in Aug 2017

In the morning of Aug 11, 2017, while checking my daily morning routine sites, I saw the sudden appearance of purple patch (signifying rainfall in access of 175 mm rainfall in previous 24 hours) on NASA daily rainfall accumulation map…

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A tale of two dams: Is Bihar’s unprecedented flood an avoidable man-made disaster?

Above: Map Showing the location of Bansagar Dam, Sone River, Ganga River and Patna Water level of Ganga at Patna reached 50.43 m on Aug 21, 2016 morning with still showing rising trend. This level was already 16 cm higher…

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CWPRS: A 100-year-old institute remains uni-dimensional; has no achievement to show

Jawaharlal Nehru who famously celebrated large dams as “temples of modern India” later termed them as “disease of giganticism”.[i] The fascination wore out after witnessing the huge sacrifice of the vulnerable and unfulfilled promises. Government of India however has continued…

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Bihar Floods of 1987- V – District Khagaria

Above: Cover photo and map from NIDM report of Bihar floods 2007 Guest Blog by: Dr. Dinesh Kumar Mishra Khagaria faced the first round of floods starting 8th July this year when the floodwaters of the Kosi, the Kareh and…

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Bihar Floods in 1987 – IV – Sitamarhi

Above: Cover photo and map from NIDM report of Bihar floods 2007 Guest Blog by Dr. Dinesh Kumar Mishra Till the end of the third week of July, rains in Sitamarhi were normal and whatever flood that normal water could cause…

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Bihar Floods in 1987 – III – West Champaran

Above: Cover photo and map from NIDM report of Bihar floods 2007 Guest blog by: Dr. Dinesh Kumar Mishra West Champaran district of Bihar is located in the Northwestern corner of the state and is surrounded by the Gandak and…

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Bihar Floods in 1987 – II – East Champaran

Above: Cover photo and map from NIDM report of Bihar floods 2007 Guest blog by Dr. Dinesh Kumar Mishra Floods in East Champaran started following the heavy rainfall in the last week of July 1987. There was a sudden rise in…

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Bihar Floods of 1987-I

Above: Cover photo and map from NIDM report on Bihar floods of 2007 GUEST BLOG BY Dr. Dinesh Kumar Mishra (dkmishra108@gmail.com)  Background Bihar faced the worst floods if its history in 1987[1], the records of which are yet to be…

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