With the recession of water levels, sporadic erosion alongside the
river banks occurred caused by the major rivers like Dharla, Ghaghot,
Brahmaputra and Jamuna in Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari and
Despite falls in their respective water levels during the period,
the major rivers were flowing above the danger marks (DM) at 11 points
of Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Bogura, Sirajganj, Jamalpur and
Tangail districts at 9am today.
The Brahmaputra was flowing 52cm above the DM at Noonkhawa and 63cm
above the DM at Chilmari while Dharla 41cm above the DM at Kurigram
and Ghagot was flowing 50cm above DM at Gaibandha point during that
The Jamuna was flowing 79cm above the DM at Fulchhari, 84cm above
the DM at Bahadurabad, 67cm at Sariakandi, 70cm at Kazipur and 41cm at
Sirajganj points at 9am today.
Another major river in the Brahmaputra basin Teesta marked a
further fall during the last 24 hours by 13cm at Dalia point and was
flowing 23cm below the DM at 9am today further improving the flood
situation in Nilphamari and Lalmonirhat districts.
In that Brahmaputra basin, water levels in river Atrai was marked
rise by 13cm flowing 34cm above its DM at Baghabari point, Dhaleshwari
marked rise by 13cm flowing 32cm above its DM at Elasin at 9 am today.
In Meghna basin, river Surma was flowing 09 cm above its DM at
Sunamganj point with 6cm fall while Old Surma was flowing 19cm above
at Derai point with 1cm rise at 9am today.
According to FFWC, recorded rainfalls were 117 millimeters at
Silchar and 33mm at Gangtok in the northeastern Indian states in the
upstream during the past 24 hours till 9am today.
In the downstream during that period, the recorded rainfalls were
175 mm at Chhatak, 121mm at Sunamganj, 120mm at Latu, 86 at Kanaighat,
70mm at Jakiganj and 48mm at Lalakhal stations.
Chief Engineer for Rangpur Zone of BWDB Engineer Jyoti Prosad Ghosh
said, “We are conducting riverbank protection works at 24 vulnerable
points alongside the Dharla, Ghaghot, Brahmaputra and Jamuna rivers in
Kurigram and Gaibandha districts.”