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Mass Fish Death In Kameng River Arunachal Pradesh

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.