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Flood may remain steady in 5 districts, improve in 8

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Flood may remain steady in 5 districts, improve in 8

The flood situation may remain steady in five central districts of Rajbari, Manikganj, Dhaka, Faridpur and Shariatpur as water levels of all rivers in the Ganges-Padma basin stayed steady and rivers in the Brahmaputra basin showed a reducing trend till 9am today, and it is likely to continue in next 24 hours.

Rivers in the Padma basin flow through Rajbari, Faridpur, Shariatpur, Dhaka, Munshiganj and some parts of Manikganj district while rivers in the lower Jamuna basin flow through some parts of Manikganj.

Water levels of all rivers in the Brahmaputra basin marked a fall and it may continue in the next 48 hours. So, flood situation in eight northern and northeastern districts of Kurigram, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Bogura, Sirajganj, Tangail and Jamalpur in that basin is likely to improve in the next 24 hours, said a bulletin of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC).

In the Brahmaputra basin, water levels of major two rivers–Teesta and Dharala– may fall in the next 24 hours, it said.

Water levels in all rivers in the Meghna or the Surma-Kushiyara basins marked fall and it may continue in next 48 hours, the bulletin said.

Thousands of people in 10 northern and northeastern districts including Kurigram, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Bogura, Sirajganj, Jamalpur, Tangail, Sylhet and Sunmganj were bearing the spikes of floods due to the onrush of water from the upstream in two major Brahmaputra and Meghna basins in the last several days.

Water levels at 61 river stations out of total 101, monitored by FFWC, have marked rise while 39 stations recorded fall and one other steady.

According to FFWC, the recorded rainfalls were 108 millimeters at Sylhet station and 57 millimeters at Jakiganj station in the last 24 hours till 9am today.

Our Rangpur Office reports: With recession of overflowing water from upper catchment, the flood situation continued to show an improving trend in the Brahmaputra basin during the last 24 hours ending 9 am today.

Officials of the district administrations said nearly five lakh people of the low-lying areas in seven flood prone northern districts of Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Bogura, Jamalpur and Sirajganj have been marooned.

Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) officials said the major rivers were still flowing above their danger marks (DMs) at 10 points in Nilphamari, Kurigram, Jamalpur, Bogura and Sirajganj at 9 am today despite dropping of water levels.

Water levels of the Brahmaputra marked a fall by 17 cm each at Noonkhawa and Chilmari points while the Jamuna by 14 cm at Fulchhari, 15 cm at Bahadurabad and nine cm each at Sariakandi and Kazipur and 11cm at Sirajganj points during the last 24 hours.

The Brahmaputra was flowing 24 cm above the DMs at Noonkhawa and 29 cm at Chilmari and Jamuna 56 cm at Fulchhari, 59 cm at Bahadurabad, 51 cm at Sariakandi, 55 cm at Kazipur and 35 cm at Sirajganj points at 9 am.

However, water levels of the Dharla and Teesta rose by 11 cm and 36 cm at Kurigram and Dalia points during the period and were flowing above their DMs by 60 cm and 18 cm respectively at 9 am.

The Ghaghot marked a fall by 4 cm during the last 24 hours at Gaibandha where the river was flowing above its DM by 27 cm at 9am today.

Talking to BSS, Executive Engineer of Teesta Barrage Project, BWDB M Rabiul Islam said flood situation alongside the Teesta is likely to improve in next 24 hours as the level of onrushing water from the upstream already started receding.

Executive Engineer of BWDB Mokhlesur Rahman for Gaibandha said all flood control embankments and structures are safe and riverbank protection works continuing at few places in the district.

In Thakurgaon, low-lying areas have been inundated, roads and crops were damaged due to rise of water levels in the Tangan river caused by onrush of water from upstream rivers and heavy downpours in the last three days.

Worry grips the people living either side of the river and low-lying areas as flood water may damage their crops and houses and livestock.

MH

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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