Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
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Water levels in 42 rivers rise, 65 fall

Water levels at 42 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rise while 65 stations recorded fall.

Among the 109 monitored river stations, two have been registered steady while water levels at four stations are flowing above the danger level, a bulletin issued by the FFWC said here today.

The Surma at Kanaighat, the Kushiyara at Amalshid and Sheola, and the Someswari at Kalmakanda are flowing above the danger level by 32cm, 79 cm, 19cm, and 01 cm respectively.

The Brahmaputa-Jamuna river is in falling trend, which may continue in next 48 hours, the bulletin said.

Except the Kushiyara, the major rivers in the north-eastern region of the country are in falling trend, the FFWC statement said adding the major rivers in the north-eastern region of the country may fall in next 48 hours.

"The Ganges river is in rising trend, while the Padma river is in steady state. In next 24 hours, the Ganges river may rise while the Padma river may remain steady," it said. 

The flood situation of the low lying area of Sylhet district may improve in next 24 hours, the flood forecasting centre said.