Water level in Kaligandaki River increases, Parbat DAO alerts settlements near river

PARBAT: Continuous rains for some days have increased water level in Kaligandaki River, said the District Administration Office (DAO), Parbat.

As a result, the DAO has urged houses along the banks of the river to be alert. Those going to the river for fishing, extracting sands and pebbles and collecting firewood should remain on high alert, stressed Chief District Officer Guru Datta Dhakal.

Many settlements along the banks of the river at Bari in Parbat, Maldhunga at the border of Baglung, Modibeni, Setibeni and Purtighar bazaar are at risk of being washed away.