PASIGHAT, Aug 5: Wave of Siang River flowing down aside the oldest Arunachal town Pasighat is creating mayhem among local residents and the people fear of an impending natural disaster.
The muddy water of Siang, a major tributary of mighty Brahmaputra in Assam has taken an unusual shape in its flowing. It has been flowing with large and chirpy wave making operation of machine and country boats impossible on its surface.
The local people say that they have never been witnessed such unusual wave of Siang river. Observing the turbulent flow of Siang, which the people consider as their mother, local residents fear of an impending danger.
The local people have demanded water resource department to conduct scientific study on Siang water flow and ascertain the reason behind the adverse natural phenomenon.
“We have never seen such angry mode of mother Siang earlier. We fear it as prior warning of a serious natural disaster. We are demanding water resource department to conduct special study to ascertain the geological facts behind the change in nature of Siang river”, said a local leader Shoney Pertin, who is dwelling on the right bank of Siang river.
It may be recalled that water of Siang river turned to murky during early December last year and turbid water took toll on the aquatic ecosystem. The local people was blaming China for polluting the river but the neighbouring country continued to deny having any role in making the river water polluted. Since then, the river has been flowing with dark brown colored water, being unfit for consumption and other productive usage.