India – 60,000 Affected in First Wave of Assam Flooding This Year

Several rivers in the Indian state of Assam have reached danger levels, affecting around 60,000 people from the 3 districts of Lakhimpur, Karimganj and Darrang.

Assam State Disaster Management Agency (ASDMA) reported on 05 June, 2017, that 113 people have been forced from their homes and are staying in a temporary camp in Lakhimpur.

ASDMA aslo reported that several rivers were above the danger mark, including: Brahmaputra at Nematighat (Jorhat district), Kopili at Kampur, (Nagaon), Barak at Badarpurghat (Karimganj), Katakhal at Matizuri (Haiakandi) and Kushiyara at Karimganj (Karimganj). (See river levels data below)

Assam is one of India’s most flood prone states and invariably sees flooding during this time of year as monsoon rains increase levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries. See all reports and articles on floods in Assam here.

Assam floods, 30 July 2016

Flood Summary

Last updated: July 14, 2017
Assam, India, June 2017
June 4 to June 18, 2017
River flood
Long-term rainfall
This summary describes the "first wave" of flooding in 2017 in Assam state, India. Further flooding (second wave) affected wide areas of Assam from late June, 2017. Note: End date is estimated. Some reports suggest that flood water receded in all 3 districts (Lakhimpur, Karimganj and Darrang). Others suggest many villages in Karimganj were still under water when the second wave of flooding began around 25 June.


A - Lakhimpur, Assam, India
B - Karimganj, Assam, India
C - Darrang


River level
15.72 metres
Kushiyara at Karimganj - June 5 to June 5, 2017
Warning level: 13.94 Danger level: 14.94 Highest Flood Level(HFL): 16.57
River level
21.9 metres
Katakhal at Annapurnaghat - June 5 to June 5, 2017
Warning level: 19.27 Danger level: 20.27 Highest Flood Level(HFL): 22.73
River level
64.78 metres
Brahmaputra at Kampur - June 5 to June 5, 2017
Warning level: 64.23 Danger level: 65.23 Highest Flood Level(HFL): 66.59


June 4 to June 5, 2017
113 people
Lakhimpur - June 4 to June 5, 2017