Kameng turns black and Muddy: Denizens baffled and perplexed over the startling sight
By Jon Pebi Tato
STATE: In the year 2017 when the mighty Siang river had turned black and muddy, entire denizens of Pasighat remained baffled, speculation of its causes came in abruptly, even the former MP Shri Ninong Ering went on to state if China might have been the cause behind the case whereas the Chinese counterpart denied the alleged provided by Mr.Ering. Today on the 29th of October another similar incident occurred wherein the river Kameng has been reported to have turned black and muddy, speculations are underway but the exact causes are yet to be deciphered by the District Administration.
The News about the Kameng turning muddy and black went viral over social media where an old lady with a dead fish and hundreds of other dead fish were seen circulating. The morning hour from the East Kameng district startled the passersby and the inhabitants of the Kameng region.
A denizen of Seppa informed The Space that he was surprised to see the Kameng river have turned muddy and dark so abruptly, the news of the incident widespread the entire Seppa and the state as a whole.
The river turning muddy and black is not a new thing for the state as of now, since it has already experienced a similar case in the year 2017 when the river Siang turned black and muddy.
Speculations like, "it could be China behind the calamities", "china might be constructing something beyond the border", "Landslides might have occurred in the far mountainous region" etc are going on among the public.
However, a short Advisory order was notified by the Town magistrate owing to the catastrophic changes in the Kameng river. The order has been provided below.
The District Administration is out of the station, the further updates shall be highlighted after DA's arrival and research.
The Space had a telephonic conversation with the member of (KRRC), Kameng river Rejuvantion club volunteer who is stationed at Seppa, East Kameng district. KRRC informed that the disaster might have occurred in the upstream area where no one has reached the spot as of today.
"DA bhi team form kia he ki nahi woh pata nahi, and DA aneka baad pata chalega" stated member of KRRC.
He further informed that the DFDO has collected water from the downstream and tested the sediments and particles contained in the river.
"The sediments & particulates in the water has galloped 20 times compared to the normal river water " added KRRC
According to the updated reading of DFDO, the Total dissolved substance is 300-1200 mg /litre, but now Kameng river water has shown 6800mg/litre, which has gone beyond the range of normal water. (Reported to the Space Media/seppa)
The excess sedimentation has disrupted the level of oxygen contained in the river water affecting the gills of the fishes, leading hundreds of such to death and float over the river, and causing a series of unwanted speculation and confusions among the denizens
Further updates are awaited.
Check out the Latest Photos of Kameng River, snapped by Kameng River Rejuvenation Club and provided to The Space.