Mass Fish Death In The Kameng River In Arunachal Pradesh:
Studies have indicated that landslides caused by an earthquake of 3.4 magnitude close to the border with China led to mass fish death in the Kameng river in Arunachal Pradesh.
- The landslips dumped several tonnes of mud and rock into the river, substantially reducing the flow of water.
- The river turned blackish due to very high turbidity resulting in low dissolved oxygen that killed the fish.
The Kameng River:
- It is the right-bank tributary of the Brahmaputra river.
- It rises in the Tawang district in the eastern Himalayas. It forms the border between the East Kameng district and the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.
- In Assam, it flows through the Sonitpur district before joining the Brahmaputra at Tezpur.
- The Kameng River consists of two sections- the west consisting of the Akka hills and resided by the Akka tribes and the east consisting of the Dafla hills resided by the Daphla tribe.
- The Kaziranga National Park and the Pakkhui Wildlife Sanctuary are located near the Kameng river.