Land & Climate

 

I.       PHYSICAL FEATURES:

                             East Kameng District is situated in the western part of Arunachal Pradesh, which exactly lies to the East of West Kameng District. It is approximately lying between 920 36’ to 930 24’ East Longitude and 260 56’ North to 270 59` North latitude. The district is surrounded by Papum Pare District and some part of Kurung Kumey District of Arunachal Pradesh in the East, Sonitpur District of Assam is in the South. In the Westside of the District is West Kameng District. Mac Mohan line (International boundary) and a portion of Kurung Kumey District are in the North.

II.      TOPOGRAPHY:

                             The Inter District baring as small area on the southern most thick which border Assam is mountainous the Deep gorges and narrow valleys frequently open into wise valleys which sustain permanent agriculture. The district is an extension part of North East towards Himalayan ranges.

III.     RIVER SYSTEM:

                             The name “Kameng” has derived from the Kameng river, a tributary of the mighty Bramahputra and the Kameng river originating in the glacial lakes below “Gorichan” Flows through this District to the plain of Assam, where it is joint the Brahmaputra in the Sonitpur District of Assam. There are other important rivers also, which are called PACHA, PACHI, PACHUK, PAPU-PARA, PAKKE (I), PAKKE (II) BISHOM and DIBRU. These rivers tributary of Kameng are not navigable.

IV.     CLIMATE AND RAINFALL:

                             Due to its varieties Topography, differences the climate condition of this District vary largely within short distances. The altitude of different administrative centres varies ranging from 363 Mtrs to 1906 Mtrs. The district experiences rainfall especially in summer season, and winter months are extremely cold.

                             As a result of heavy rainfall during the monsoon season, most rivers and streams are highly inflated and disrupted normal transport system and communication and the landslide which make quite costly in the maintenance of roads many developmental activities are held up during the monsoons. The months from October to March, are the most favourable time to intensify work for development.

 

MONTHLY RAINFALL STATISTICS IN EAST KAMENT DISTRICT DURING THE YEAR 2007-08

Sl. No.

Month

RAINFALL ACCORDING TO RAINGUAGE (IN MM)
Station : Seppa (Jan 2007 to Dec 2007)

Remarks

1.

January

24 mm

 

2.

February

112 mm

 

3.

March

30

 

4.

April

182.10 mm

 

5.

May

116 mm

 

6.

June

493 mm

 

7.

July

459.40 mm

 

8.

August

234 mm

 

9.

September

332.50 mm

 

10.

October

110.00 mm

 

11.

November

16.00 mm

 

12.

December

8.00 mm

 

Source office : E.E., RWD, Seppa.