Floods in upper Asom; Majuli in danger

Fresh wave of floods this year is creating havoc in many parts of upper Asom, particularly in Jorhat, Lakhimpur and Dibrugarh districts. The Central Water Commission said the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Nimati Ghat in Jorhat. CWC sources said water levels of the Brahmaputra will cross the danger mark if rainfall continues at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh. "In eventuality of waters of the Brahmaputra rising in the next few days, the famed Majuli island would be the first to be inundated,' CWC sources said.