Bicholim-Sankhli out of danger, water recedes

VISHANT VAZE, BICHOLIM | 03 July 2013 20:40 IST

Rain in Bicholim (Photo: Vishant Vaze)

Bicholim and Sankhli areas appear to be out of danger from getting overflooded as the level of water in both the rivers is receded.

It stopped raining since today afternoon, which brought a sigh of relief to the people living on the banks of Bicholim and Walwanti rivers in Bicholim and Sankhli respectively.

The water level of Walwanti River had crossed the mark of 4 meters and water entering Sankhli market had to be pumped out by engaging all the four water pumps since 8.30 last night.

Similar was the case of Bicholim river, where the water level had reached 4.25 metres.

As such, the main flooding point at Shantadurga high school had started filling with rain water.

However, disiltation work taken up by Water Resources department before monsoon paved the way out for water to flow.

The disaster management team led by WRD Sandip Nadkarni chief engineer in fact surveyed the whole area today afternoon.

Both the areas recorded almost 166 mm of rain since 5 pm yesterday till 9 am today.

The fire brigade team also continued working round the clock clearing the trees fallen on the roads and elsewhere while some animals were also rescued by the team at different places in Bicholim. 

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Before it is too late, Goans get up and stop Mining in Goa. If not then be ready to be flushed out from the water coming from the Sanguem Dam. Goa is in danger. The tragedy happened to the people of Khedernath can happened to the people of Goa, if Mining starts. Stop Mining. Save Goa.

- John Ferns, Goa | 03 rd July 2013 23:13


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