Flood Situation

Major rivers rising again in Brahmaputra basin

11 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

RANGPUR: Water levels of all major rivers started rising again following onrush of huge water amid heavy monsoon rains from the upper catchment in India in the Brahmaputra basin during the last 24 hours till at 9 am on Friday.

Officials of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) said water levels of major rivers might continue rising during the next 72 hours and the Teesta and Dharla cross their respective danger marks in the next 24 hours, reports BSS.

According to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC) of BWDB, heavy rains might continue in northern Bangladesh and adjoining northeastern Indian states of Assam, Meghalaya, Bihar and West Bengal during the next 72 hours.

During the past 24 hours till 9am, 551mm rainfall was recorded at Cherrapunji, 120mm at Shillong, 297mm at Pasighat, 99mm at Dhubri, 154mm at Goalpara and 50mm at Jalpaiguri points of the northwestern Indian states in the upstream.

Besides, 103mm rainfall was recorded at Chilmari in Kurigram, 58mm at Kawnia in Rangpur and 53mm at Gaibandha monitoring points of BWDB during the same period.

Due to huge onrush of water from the upstream, water levels of the Dharla rose by 18cm at Kurigram, Brahmaputra by 15cm at Noonkhawa and 10cm at Chilmari and Teesta rose by 2cm at Dalia points during the last 24 hours till 9am on Friday.

Besides, water levels of the Jamuna river rose by 11cm at Fulchhari, 6cm at Bahadurabad, 4cm at Sariakandi, 2cm at Kazipur and 4cm at Sirajganj points in Sirajganj during the period. The Dharla was flowing only 24cm below its danger marks at Kurigram, Brahmanpara by 43cm at Noonkhawa and 31cm at Chilmari, Teesta by 10cm at Dalia and Ghaghot below the danger marks by 50cm at Gaibandha points at 9 am.

During the same period, the Jamuna was flowing only 11cm below the danger marks at Fulchhari in Gaibandha, 21cm at Bahadurabad in Jamalpur, 27cm at Sariakandi in Bogura, 35cm at Kazipur and 39cm at Sirajganj points.