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Flood situation improves slightly in Brahmaputra, Ganges basins

  • Published at 07:48 pm August 3rd, 2020
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File photo: Homesteads in Lalpur upazila of Natore have gone under water due to recent flood Dhaka Tribune

Flood situation improved in the Ganges basin for the fifth consecutive day, BSS Rajshahi correspondent reports

Flood situation improved slightly in Brahmaputra and Ganges basins after water levels of major rivers of the regions receded today due to dwindling of onrush of hilly water from upstream.

Water levels of major rivers in Brahmaputra basin marked fall despite sporadic incidents of riverbank erosion at several places in the last 24 hours until 9am on Monday, said officials of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB).

However, water levels of major rivers in the basin were still flowing above the danger mark at eight points in five northern districts, according to the BWDB officials.

Ariful Islam, BWDB executive engineer of Kurigram and Lalmonirhat, said riverbank protection works is being continued at vulnerable points in these districts although flood situation is improving there.

Gaibandha BWDB Executive Engineer Mokhlesur Rahman said the flood situation improved in the district during the last 24 hours.

BWBD data showed that water levels of the Dharla River marked fall by 5cm at Kurigram, while Ghagot River water level decreased by 5cm in Gaibandha point and Brahmaputra water level receded by 13cm at Noonkhawa and 19cm at Chilmari points during the period.

Besides, the water levels of the Jamuna River deceased by one cm at Fulchhari point, three cm at Bahadurabad point and one cm at Sariakandi point, while went up by two cm at Kazipur point and one cm at Sirajganj point during the last 24 hours until 9am on Monday.

The Brahmaputra River was still flowing 19cm above the danger level at Chilmari point, while Dharla River 39cm above at Kurigram point and Ghagot River was flowing 24cm above at Gaibandha point.

The Jamuna was flowing 47cm above the danger level at Fulchhari point, 53cm above at Bahadurabad point, while 60cm at Sariakandi point, 34cm above at Kazipur point and 39cm above at Sirajganj point at 9am on Monday.

Flood situation improved in the Ganges basin since the water levels of many rivers in the basin receded for the fifth consecutive day, BSS Rajshahi correspondent reports.

Of the 30 river points monitored in Ganges basin today, the water levels decreased at 21 stations, while increased at seven points and remained stable at two points at 9am, forecasting a further improvement of flood situation there.

Official data revealed the rivers were flowing below the danger mark at 23 points, while above danger level at six points this morning.

The continuous falling trend of water level was recorded at Pankha, Rajshahi, Hardinge Bridge and Talbaria points in the past 24 hours ending 9 am today, BWDB superintending engineer Mukhlesur Rahman.

Water levels of the Ganges River further decreased by two cm at Pankha point in Chapainawabganj, one cm at Rajshahi point, four cm each at Hardinge Bridge and Talbaria points, while the water level in the Padma River remained stable at Goalunda point.

The Ganges River was flowing 175cm, 175cm, 97cm and 77cm below the danger level at Pankha, Rajshahi, Hardinge Bridge and Talbaria points respectively, while the Padma River was flowing 80cm above the danger mark at Gualundo point.

Besides, the water levels of the Korotoa and the Jamuna under the Brahmaputra basin flowing through Bogra and Sirajganj were recorded a rising trend again this morning.

Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, executive engineer of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), said the water level of the Korotoa River increased by 24cm at Chak Rahimpur point and nine cm at Bogra point.

The river was flowing two cm and 159cm below the danger mark at the two stations respectively this morning, he added.

The Jamuna River water level went up by two cm at Kazipur point in Sirajganj and one cm at Sirajganj point, while decreased by one cm at Sariakandi point in Bogra.

The river was flowing 60cm, 34cm and 39cm above the danger mark respectively at Sariakandi, Kazipur and Sirajganj points.

The water level of the Gur River increased by one cm at Shingra point in Natore and the river was flowing 77cm above the danger level.

The Atrai River was flowing 76cm above the danger level at Baghabari point in Sirajganj and declined five cm below this morning than what it was on the day before.

Water level of the Mohananda River went up by nine cm at Rohanpur point in Chapainawabganj, but the river was flowing 91cm below the danger level.

The Atrai River was flowing five cm above the danger mark at Atrai point in Naogaon with a 25cm fresh rise. It has been flowing 221cm below the danger mark with a 20 cm fall at Mohadevpur point in Naogaon.

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