The Marsyangdi River in Manang has started flowing into the mainstream.
With the coordination of Chief District Officer Bishnu Lamichhane, the Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force Gulm No. 32 and locals have removed the mud and timber stuck in the Bailey Bridge and the Marsyangdi River has started flowing into the mainstream. Chief District Officer Lamichhane informed that the potential risk has been decreasing as the river has started flowing into the mainstream.
Due to the floods that came on July 20, the river could not flow into the main stream due to the piles of timber and mud on the Bailey Bridge in Chame village and the river cut off from left to right.
“After a long effort, we have finally succeeded in flowing the river into the mainstream today. “It’s good news,” he said. The river has started flowing in the main stream. The risk has been reduced. ‘
Lamichhane informed that the timber of the Ballybridge Bridge connecting Chame Gaonpalika 4, Chame Gaonpalika 5 and Upper Manang Ngisyang has been removed and now it will be easier for vehicles and locals to move around.
Chief of the Armed Police Force Gulm No. 32 Manang and Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Homnath Panthi said that an excavator was also used to remove the timber from the Bailey Bridge. DSP Panthi also said that various physical structures including popular high school and hot water tank have been damaged due to obstruction of water flow in Bailey Bridge.
He said that the risk of possible floods has been reduced now that the blocked river has been diverted to the main stream. According to Lamichhane, 16 suspension bridges, nine wooden bridges, three concrete bridges and five small hydropower projects have been damaged due to the monsoon-related activities in Manang and 1,000 people have been displaced by the floods.