June 19 , Nepal : The water level in the Mahakali River has started rising due to continuous rains in the hilly districts of the far west. The water level at Sarada Barrage on the Mahakali River is rising at a rate of one lakh cusecs on Friday night.
Spokesperson of the District Police Office, Kanchanpur, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Amar Bahadur Thapa said that the water level in Mahakali was rising due to rains in the hilly district.
He said that the water level measured one lakh cusec on Friday night has increased to one lakh 75 thousand cusec now. “The water level measured at one lakh on Friday night was around 165,000 cusecs at around 8 am.
As the water level in the river is rising, the earthen dam on the Mahakali Bridge under construction has also started to be cut and the residents of the river area have been urged to live safely.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Thapa instructed the subordinate police to be on high alert keeping in view the possible danger and informed that preparations have been made accordingly.
According to the District Police Office, Kanchanpur, a separate police team has been deployed to patrol the river area.