A major portion of the laid geo-tubes at the Bhimpora embankment in Lakhimpur was eroded by the flooded Sunbansiri river on Tuesday.
A stretch of 1400 meters on Bhimpora embankment of Subansiri under Kadam Revenue Circle in Hekerajan, Lakhimpur was damaged due to rising water.
The NABARD-sponsored work was carried out by the state Water Resources Department.Ssu
The department had spent an estimated amount of Rs 7 crores to lay the geo-bags and geo-carpeting of the embankment on the right-hand side of Subansiri.
The work that was supposed to begin in 2018, started towards February earlier this year; the work was then halted due to the swelling of the river.
“The rising Subansiri water washed away several geo-bags and geo-carpets at different portions of the embankment in Hekerajan,” a local said.
“The district water resource department, in a bid to protect the ongoing erosion, has laid some tree trunks,” the local added.
On the other hand, erosion by Dirgha in nearby Bogeenadi has threatened a green cover area.
Erosion by the river has already taken away over 30 valuable trees.
A portion of the Lalpani High School playground has also been eroded so far. by the same river near Bogeenadi.