Situation Alert: Karnali river swells as river water reaches warning level

जुलाई 29, 2020

 

29 July 2020,

12 noon

Bikram Rana

Karnali Chisapani gauage station records 256 mm rainfall within 24 hours, and Tikapur station records 266 mm rainfall. River water level at Karnali Chisapani at 10:10 am ( Nepal time) has reached warning level. We have received pictures of inundation in Tikapur Municipality, block no 14. Please note that the inundation is not from the flood in river but rather from surface runoff.

DHM has already sent warning SMS to the community members and the CDMCs have activated the EWS task force and other task forces. They are also operating warning sirens within their communities.

We are continuously coordinating with our field partners and communities to capture the situation as it unfolds.

Photos: Karnali flood near Sattighat, as captured by Surendra Thagunna, CSDR 

Disclaimer: Please note that this article is based on an unfolding event/situation.