The Arunachal Pradesh government has constituted a fact-finding committee to ascertain the cause of murkiness of Kameng River in the state’s East Kameng district. 

The water of Kameng River in Arunachal Pradesh turned muddy since Thursday night. Thousands of dead fishes have been found floating in the river. 

There has been no improvement in the situation of the river water, which still continues to be muddy. 

According to preliminary findings, the cause of the deaths of fishes in the river is due to presence of high TDS that creates low visibility and breathing issues for aquatic species. 

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The administrations of West Kameng and East Kameng districts have already urged the people not to venture into the river to collect fish and consume them. 

The Kameng River originates in Tawang from the glacial lake below snow-capped Gori Chen Mountain on the India-Tibet border in South Tibet. 

The river flows through the West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh and Sonitpur district in Assam before joining the Brahmaputra at Tezpur. In Assam, the river is known as Jiya Bharali. 

Earlier in December, 2017, the water of the Siang River in Arunachal turned muddy at the point where it enters India from Tibet. 

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