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As Tsangpo in a spate, Arunachal sounds high alert

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Guwahati (Assam), Aug 30, 2018:

With China releasing excess water from its dams on the Yarlung Tsangpo river in the wake of heavy rainfall in the country, a high alert has been sounded in Arunachal Pradesh.
There is a fear that the water released by China will cause severe downstream impact in Arunachal. The otherwise calm Siang (Tsangpo is Siang in Arunachal) has been found to be turbulent in the past few days.
East Siang Deputy Commissioner T Tatak said as per report received from the Chinese government, relayed to Arunachal government by the Government of India, due to heavy rainfall in the Chinese portion, the Tsangpo river is swelling with observed discharge of 9020 cumec at 8 am on Wednesday at various GD stations on Tsangpo river which is reported to be the highest in 50 years.
“…Therefore, in continuation to our earlier advisory, the people are cautioned to refrain themselves from venturing into Siang river for fishing swimming etc., to avoid any eventualities. Further, people living in low lying areas such as Jarku, Paglek, SS Mission, Jarkong, Banskota, Berung, Sigar, Borguli, Seram, Kongkul, Namsing and Mer nearby Siang river are advised to remain alert and not panic,” the DC said in a statement.

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