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Bangladesh Published At: 09 Jul 2024, 20:24 p.m.

Water Levels Rise at 35 River Stations, 19 Above Danger Level: FFWC

Heavy rains and upstream flows have raised the water level of the Brahmaputra River in Kurigram on Wednesday, July 3, 2024.

19 stations are flowing above the danger level

Water levels at 35 river stations monitored by the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked a rise while 71 stations recorded a fall. Among the 110 monitored river stations, water levels at four stations have remained steady while water levels at 19 stations are flowing above the danger level, according to a bulletin issued by the FFWC on Tuesday.

The rivers flowing above the danger level include:

  • Dudhkumar at Pateshwari (Kurigram): 8cm
  • Dharia River at Kurigram: 5cm
  • Brahmaputra at Noonkhawa (Kurigram): 28cm, at Hatia (Kurigram): 30cm, at Chilmari (Kurigram): 43cm
  • Jamuna River at Fulchari: 48cm, at Bahadurabad: 59cm, at Saghata (Gaibnadha): 56cm, at Sariakandi: 41cm, at Kazipur (Sirajganj): 33cm, at Jagannathganj (Jamalpur): 101cm, at Serajganj: 48cm, at Porabari (Tangail): 20cm
  • Atrai at Baghabari (Sirajganj): 11cm
  • Surma at Kanaighat (Sylhet): 29cm
  • Kushiyara River at Amalshid: 45cm, at Markuli: 25cm
  • Someshwari at Kalmakanda: 15cm
  • Meghna at Meghna Bridge (Munshiganj): 21cm

The Brahmaputra-Jamuna river is in a falling trend, which is expected to continue in the next 24 hours. The Ganges river is in a rising trend while the Padma river is in a steady state; both rivers are expected to rise in the next 72 hours. All rivers in the north-eastern region of the country are in an overall falling trend, which is expected to continue in the next 48 hours.

Heavy rainfall is expected in the next 48 to 72 hours in the northern region and adjoining upstream parts of the country, according to meteorological organizations.

Flood Situation Forecast:

  • In the next 24 hours, the flood situation at some low-lying places along the Brahmaputra-Jamuna river in Kurigram, Jamalpur, Gaibandha, Bogura, Tangail, and Sirajganj districts may improve.
  • The Teesta, Dharla, and Dudhkumar rivers in the northern region may remain steady, with the Dharla and Dudhkumar rivers flowing close to their danger levels.
  • In the next 48 to 72 hours, the Teesta, Dharla, and Dudhkumar rivers may rise rapidly at times.
  • In the next 24 hours, the Atrai river at Baghabari point in the north-western region may fall, potentially improving the flood situation in the low-lying areas of Sirajganj district.
  • In the next 48 hours, the flood situation in different low-lying areas of the north-eastern region may improve.

Significant rainfall was recorded at some stations in different districts over the last 24 hours ending at 9 am on Tuesday:

  • Dalia (Nilphamari): 155mm
  • Sunamganj: 47mm
  • Panchagarh: 85mm
  • Nakuagaon (Netrokona): 40mm

Significant rainfall was also recorded in some states in India, including West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh, during the same period.

The FFWC bulletin highlights the ongoing and anticipated changes in water levels, urging caution and preparedness in the affected regions.

Source: BSS