Tuesday, 16 August, 2022

Water levels in 22 rivers rise, 85 fall

Water levels in 22 rivers rise, 85 fall

Water levels at 22 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rise while 85 stations recorded fall, reports BSS.

Among the 109 monitored river stations, two have been registered steady and water level at all river stations is flowing below the danger level, a bulletin issued by the FFWC said here today.

All the major rivers of the country are in falling trend, which may continue in the next 48 hours, the bulletin added.

Significant rainfall was recorded at some stations in different districts during the last 24 hours ending at 9 am on Sunday.

A total of 175 mm (millimeter) rainfalls were recorded at Sheola (Sylhet), 125mm at Latu (Sylhet), 89mm at Jaflong, 59mm at Kanaighat, 168mm at Sylhet, 122mm at Dakhinbagh (Sylhet), 86mm at Rangamati and 50mm at Chattak (Sunamganj), the FFWC bulletin mentioned.

 Significant rainfalls (mm) recorded during the last 24 hours in Sikkim, Arunachal, Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura regions of North-East India, the bulletin said.

A total of 68 mm rainfalls were recorded at Tezpur (Assam), and 60 at Cherrapunji (Meghalaya).

Vast swathes of northern and northeastern parts of Bangladesh were badly affected by devastating flooding on June 15, which is the worst one since 2004.

Heavy downpour inside Bangladesh and upstream regions of some states of India triggered worst flooding in the country for nearly two decades. Two northeastern districts -- Sunamganj and Sylhet-- were severely affected by the flood.