The flood situation in Assam marginally improved today with the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries showing a receding trend.

Official sources said the water level in some of the rivers in the 27 affected districts was receding and maintaining a steady trend in some others.

However, the water level of many rivers was still flowing above the danger mark, the sources said.

The floods, the worst-ever natural calamity in the State in recent years, have claimed 125 lives besides affecting an estimated population of 24 lakh and inundating over 9.35 lakh hectare land, the sources said.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and two Central teams today reviewed the prevailing flood situation.

Mr Gogoi reviewed the situation with Agriculture Minister Nilamoni Sen Deka, Revenue Minister Prithibi Majhi, Additional Chief Secretary P P Verma and senior officials of the health, irrigation, revenue, finance and forest departments.

Two Central teams have also arrived in the State to assess the damage caused by the floods in the State.

A team headed by the Union Home Ministry Joint Secretary, G V V Sharma, visited the flood-affected districts of Lower Assam and was also scheduled to visit Cachar district in the Barak Valley to assess the damage caused there.

Another team, headed by Member Secretary of the National Tiger Conservation Authority Rajesh Gopal, reviewed the situation in Kaziranga National Park which has suffered large scale devastation with nearly 600 animals, including 17 rhinos, perishing in the recent deluge.