Water level in Ganges basin remains static

7 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Amidst reduction of onrushing of water from upstream catchment areas, water level in a couple of the rivers remained steady in Ganges basin after rising on Wednesday, forecasting improvement of the flood situation within the next couple of days, reports BSS.

Local office of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) has recorded a static situation of water at the points of Pankha, Rajshahi and Talbaria in the past 24 hours ending 9 am on Thursday, Mukhlesur Rahman, Superintending Engineer of BWDB, told the agency.

Water levels of the Ganges River marked rise by three centimeter (CM) at Hardinge Bridge point despite stable at the three stations, while the water level in the Padma River further declined by three cm at Gualanda point.

However, the Ganges River was flowing 171 cm, 179 cm, 90 cm and 80 cm below the danger level at Pankha, Rajshahi, Hardinge Bridge and Talbaria points respectively while the Padma River was flowing 70 cm above the danger mark at Gualanda point, he added.

Of 30 river points monitored in Ganges basin on Thursday, water levels went up at 15 points, while decreased at 12 stations and remained stable at three points at 9 am on Thursday.

The rivers were flowing below the danger level at 23 points, while above danger mark at six points on Thursday morning.

On the other hand, the water level of the Korotoa River and the Jamuna River under the Brahmaputra Basin which flow through Bogura and Sirajganj districts were seen a declining trend further this morning, creating a hope of improvement of the flood situation in the two districts within the next couple of days.

Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, executive engineer of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), said the water level in the Korotoa River sharply declined by 32 cm at Chak Rahimpur, while went up by two cm at Bogura point.

The river was flowing 28 cm and 167 cm below the danger mark at Chak Rahimpur and at Bogura stations respectively on Thursday morning.

The Jamuna River declined by 17 cm at Sariakandi in Bogura, 8 cm at Kazipur in Sirajganj and 10 cm at Sirajganj points and the river was still flowing 14 cm and nine cm above the danger mark at Sariakandi and Sirajganj points respectively, while four cm below the danger mark at Kazipur in Sirajganj district.