The diversion of water of River Ganga through Upper and Lower Ganga canals, leaves virtually very little or no flow in the main river. In absence of adequate flow the unabated discharge of treated sewage, even with 100% treatment, and BOD level of 30 mg/l, cannot bring the river water quality to bathing level in lean season flow.

For millions of tourists, Ramnagar is the gateway to Corbett tiger reserve. Most hotels and resorts are clustered around this town. It is the national park headquarters that issues permits.

Heavy rainfall leading to flash floods in Himalayan rivers in July-end devastated three states — Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. It claimed 34 human lives and damaged property extensively. It also brought into focus the precarious condition of more than a dozen dams in the region.

Within just one week, starting August 1, these states received about half the rainfall they receive over an entire year—Uttarakhand received 44.6 per cent of its annual rainfall; Himachal 51.8 per cent and Jammu and Kashmir 55.6 per cent. Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand’s Garhwal region was the worst hit. The Bhagirathi, flowing much above the danger mark, washed away houses, hotels, roads and bridges. Nineteen labourers working on the Assi Ganga hydropower project in Uttarkashi were swept away by the river which they were trying to harness.

LUCKNOW: Scores of dead fish were found floating on the banks of the Ramganga river in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad District.

The Corbett National Park and Tiger Reserve are inextricably linked with “Project Tiger” in the country and have placed Uttarakhand on the world wildlife tourism map forever.

Blocked wildlife corridors across the Kosi river. Now a rash of private properties inside the tiger reserve itself.

The monsoon remained subdued in parts of North India on Monday, including Punjab and Haryana, even as the flood fury was unabated in Uttar Pradesh.
Major rivers continued to overflow, inundating a number of villages in Uttar Pradesh and disrupting the transmission of Doordarshan and AIR in Bareilly.

A short study was undertaken from December 2004 to April 2005, to assess the species diversity and composition of freshwater fishes in three tributaries of Ramganga river in the foothills of Western Himalaya. One tributary was within a protected area (PA; Corbett National Park); the other two were outside the PA (Lansdowne Forest Division).

Ganga, Ramganga Inundate More Areas In 10 Districts

Lucknow/Patna: Flood situation in western UP and Terai areas worsened on Monday with Ganga, Ramganga and Kosi rivers inundating more areas in around ten districts.

Top BJP leaders L K Advani and Sushma Swaraj on Sunday spoke to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P Chidambaram about the grave flood situation in the BJP-ruled state of Uttarakhand.

Sources in the BJP said Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal

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