Subarnarekha River - Course - Floods

Floods

Several areas in the lower reaches of Subarnarekha, particularly the coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal are wihin the flood hazard zone. The Subarnarekha in Odisha had crossed its previous Highest Flood Level (HFL) of 12.2 metres (40 ft) in 2007, surpassing the earlier record of 1997. In 2009 Subarnarekha witnessed flash floods following heavy rainfall in the upper catchment areas of the river. During flood, large areas of Jaleswar, Bhograi and Baliapal blocks and a small pocket of Basta block in Balasore district of Odisha are affected. Certain areas of Medinipur in West Bengal are also affected by floods.

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