Water level starts rising again in Ganges basin

Staff Correspondent
24 July 2020, Fri
Published: 04:58

Water level starts rising again in Ganges basin

After only two days, water levels in different rivers of the Ganges basin started rising again amid heavy downpour and onrushing of water from the upstream aggravating the flood situation in the char (shoal) and low-lying areas in the region.

Local office of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) has recorded a rising trend of water levels at almost all points like Rajshahi and Goalunda in the past 24 hours ending 9 am on Friday, said Mukhlesur Rahman, superintending engineer of BWDB, reports BSS.

He said that the water level of the Ganges River increased by one cm at Rajshahi point and five cm at Goalundo point this morning but the river was flowing 192 cm below the danger level at Rajshahi point while 105 cm above the danger mark at Goalundo point.

Of the total 30 river points being monitored in Ganges Basin regularly, water levels increased at 19 stations, while decreased at nine stations and stabilized at two points at 9 am today.

Besides, the water level of the Jamuna River flowing in Bogura and Sirajganj districts in Rajshahi division has also seen a rising trend this morning worsening the flood situation in the two districts further.

Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, executive engineer of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), said the water level in the Jamuna River increased by 14 centimeters at Sariakandi point in Bogura district flowing 111 cm above the danger mark while the river is flowing 88 cm and 78 cm above the danger level with 14 cm and 12 rise afresh at Kazipur and Sirajgonj points respectively this morning.

He also said the water level in Gur River increased by six cm at Singra point in Natore district and the river was flowing 83 cm above the danger mark. The Atrai River was flowing 15 cm above the danger level at Atrai point in Naogaon district with six cm rise afresh this morning.

Of the 13 river points both in Ganges and Brahmaputra Basins monitored in almost all eight districts under Rajshahi division, water levels increased at 11 stations, while decreased at one station and stabled at one station.

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