Heavy rain ravages all across Himachal

Heavy rain across the state during the last few days and more particularly after 16th August has caused widespread damage to roads, buildings, public infrastructure and environment. The incessant rain triggered landslides, disrupting road links left travelers stranded.

Water level of the Beas and its tributaries has risen considerably in Kullu district due to rain since Friday night. District Magistrate Richa Verma issued an advisory today, urging the people not to go near the river and nullahs.
This increased the water level in Pandoh dam, Authorities are monitoring the situation and releasing excess water from dam.

Beas river and its rivulets are in full swing and result can been seen everywhere. Water level has touched road at Seoh on Dharampur-Beri-Sandhole road. The under construction irrigation water at Sandhole is submerged in the river.

Here are two contrasting pictures of river Beas at Sandhole. First taken on normal day and second as on 18th Aug 2019 when river is in spate. These are the warning to human that we need to take utmost care of nature and should try to intrude and imbalance the it otherwise we face the dire consequences like flooding of Dharampur Bus stand few years back.

Beas River at Sandhole
Beas River during normal days

Beas River at SandholeBeas river during monsoon

Follow the guidelines issues by administration and in distress contact on emergency helpline – 1077 and Mandi district administration – 01905-226201, 226202, 226203.

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