Brahmaputra, Dharla flowing above danger level

News Desk
26 June 2020, Fri
Published: 10:38

Brahmaputra, Dharla flowing above danger level

Brahmaputra and Dharla rivers flowed above the danger level in Kurigram on Friday, inundating char areas.

According to Kurigram Water Development Board (WDB), Dharla flowed 8cm above the danger level at Bridge Point while Brahmaputra flowed 4cm above the danger level at Chilmari point at 12pm on Friday.

Ariful Islam, executive engineer of Kurigram WDB, said there is possibility of flood in the region if water increases in Brahmaputra at end of June.

According to local administrations, char areas of Nageshwari and Sadar Upazilas have already gone underwater affecting over 20,000 families.

Some areas in Bhurungamari, Chilmari, Roumari, Rajibpur and Ulipur Upazilas were also submerged.

According to the district Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Aush on 37 hectares of land, sesame on 93 hectares, and green chili on six hectares were damaged by flood in Kurigram Sadar and Roumari Upazila.

Meanwhile, vegetables, maize, sesame, peanut, and jute fields were also damaged in char areas of the district. ‍Source: UNB