Climate of Bihar - Disasters - Floods

Floods

Main article: Floods in Bihar See also: 2008 Bihar flood, 2007 Bihar flood, and Gautam Goswami
Total human deaths is 5874 and animal deaths is 19044 in Bihar due to floods between 1979–2006

Bihar is India's most flood-prone State, with 76% of the population in the north Bihar living under the recurring threat of flood devastation. According to some historical data, 16.5% of the total flood affected area in India is located in Bihar while 22.1% of the flood affected population in India lives in Bihar. About 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq mi) out of total geographical area of 94,160 square kilometres (36,360 sq mi) comprising 73.06% is flood affected. Floods in Bihar are a recurring disaster which on an annual basis destroys thousands of human lives apart from livestock and assets worth millions.

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