• Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020
  • Last Update : 04:12 pm

Water levels of all major rivers falling

  • Published at 03:32 pm July 7th, 2020
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An aerial view shows submerged houses at a flooded area at Sonatola in the northern district of Bogra. Courtesy Touhid Pervez Biplob

Among 101 water level monitoring stations under the Bangladesh Water Development Board across the country, 63 stations observed decrease in water levels

Water levels of all major rivers are falling, leading to an improvement to the flood situation across the country.

Among the 101 water level monitoring stations under the Bangladesh Water Development Board across the country, 63 stations observed decrease in water levels, while 37 saw increase. The water level was unchanged in one station.

Currently, the water level is above the danger mark at eight points only. On four of those points, the water level is decreasing.

During the first five days of July, there were 14 to 16 points in rivers across the country where the water level was flowing above the danger mark.

The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) provided the information in their flood forecast at 9am on Tuesday.  

The forecast said that the flood situation may improve in Sirajganj, Rajbari, Faridpur, Dhaka, Munshiganj and Shariatpur in the next 24 hours, while that of Natore and Naogaon may remain unchanged.

It also stated that the water levels of the Brahmaputra, the Jamuna, and the upper Meghna basin are falling, and that is expected to continue for the next 48 hours. However, water levels of the Padma and the Ganges basin may decrease in that time period. 

The water level of the Padma has already gone below the danger level at the Mawa point, while the Goalundo and Bhagyakul points of the mighty river also saw some decrease in water level.

Currently, the Padma is flowing 2cm above the danger mark at Bhagyakul point, 19 cm at Goalundo point, and 10 cm at Shoreswar point.

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