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Water levels in 54 rivers rise

  • Published at 12:38 am July 8th, 2018
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The flood situation worsened in different areas of Kurigram, with the swollen Brahmaputra, Teesta, Dharla and Dudhkumar rivers leaving around 50,000 people marooned, on Friday, July 6, 2018 Focus Bangla

Among the 94 monitored stations, one river station has been registered steady while water levels at 10 stations are flowing above the danger level, a bulletin issued by the FFWC said on Saturday.

Water levels at 54 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked increases while 39 stations recorded drops.

Among the 94 monitored stations, one river station has been registered steady while water levels at 10 stations are flowing above the danger level, a bulletin issued by the FFWC said on Saturday.

The Surma at the Kanaighat, Sylhet and Sunamganj points, the Kushiyara at Amalshid, Sheola and Sherpur-Sylhet points, Old Surma at Derai, Someswari at Kalmakanda, Dharla at Kurigram and Teesta at Dalia are flowing above danger level by 78 cm, 35cm, 66cm, 1cm, 14 cm, 14 cm, 63cm, 22cm, 31cm and 0 cm respectively.

The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, and the Ganges-Padma are in rising trend, while upper Meghna basin the rivers of South eastern hilly basin in falling trend. The Surma-Kushiyara rivers in the north-eastern region of the country may continue falling in the next 48 hours. As a result the flood situation at some places of Sylhet and Sunamganj districts in the low lying lands may improve.

Significant rainfall was recorded at some stations in different districts during the last 24 hours ending at 6 am today, the bulletin added.

A total of 48 millimeters (mm) rainfall was recorded at Jalpaiguri and 19.70 mm at Shillong in northeastern India.