13 July 2024

Water level in 83 rivers rises, 27 falls: FFWC

Business Eye Report

Published: 20:10, 3 July 2024

Water level in 83 rivers rises, 27 falls: FFWC

Water levels at 83 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rise while 27 stations recorded fall.

Among the 110 monitored river stations, water levels at 16 stations are flowing above the danger level, a bulletin issued by the FFWC said here today.
The Brahmaputra river at Noonkhawa, Hatia and Chilmari, the Jamuna at Saghata, the Surma river at Kanaighat, at Sylhet, the Kushiyara river at Amalshid, at Sheola, at Sherpur-Sylhet, at Markuli, the Manu river at Manu Rly Bridge, at Moulvibazar, the Khowai river at Ballah, Habiganj, the Someshwari at Kalmakanda are flowing 14cm, 20cm, 09cm, 05 cm, 87cm, 02cm, 04cm, 135cm, 43cm, 20cm, 40cm, 28cm, 48cm, 90cm, 35cm and 53cm cm above the danger level respectively.

Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers are in rising trend, which may continue in next 72 hours, the FFWC bulletin said adding the Surma, Bhugai and Kangsha rivers in the North-eastern region of the country are in falling trend, while Kushiyara river is in rising trend, which may continue in the next 24 hours.

According to the information from meteorological organizations, medium to heavy rainfall is expected in the next 24 hours and heavy rainfall is expected in the next 48 hours in the North, North-eastern and adjoining upstream parts of the country.

In the next 24 hours, water level at some points of Jamuna river along Jamalpur, Gaibandha, Bogra and Serajganj Districts may rise and probably cross the danger level.

In the next 24 hours, the flood situation in the low-lying areas in Kurigram district along Brahmaputra river may deteriorate somewhat. In the next 24 hours, the overall flood situation in various low-lying areas of North-eastern region may remain in steady state.
Significant rainfall was recorded at some stations in different districts during the last 24 hours ending at 9 am today.

A total of 127 mm rainfalls were recorded in Rajshahi and 98mm in Dinajour while 69mm rainfalls were posted at Durgapur (Netrokona), 61mm at Pabna, 55mm at Kaunia (Rangpur), 52mm at Jafflong (Sylhet), 116mm at Noakhali, 81mm at Cox's Bazar, 67mm at Jariajanjail (Netrokona), 60mm at Badarganj (Rangpur), 54mm at Mohadebpur, 51mm at Gaibandha, 101mm at Teknaf (Cox's Bazar), 76mm at Itakhola (Habiganj), 62mm at Lama (Bandarban), 56mm at Khulna, 52mm at Rohanpur (Chapai Nawabganj) and 46mm at Narayanghat (Chattogram).

During the last 24 hours, significant rainfalls (mm) were recorded in some states like West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya, of India, the bulletin added.