BSS-63 Flood may worsen in four districts, remain steady in five





Flood may worsen in four districts, remain steady in five

DHAKA, July 1, 2020 (BSS) – Flood situation may worsen in central
districts of Manikganj and Rajbari, south-central Faridpur and
northeastern district of Tangail as water levels of all rivers in
Ganges-Padma basin and some in lower Brahmaputra basin were on a
rising trend till 9 am of today and it may continue in the next 48
hours in Padma Basin.

Padma was flowing 31cm above its danger mark (DM) at Goalondo point
at 9am today with 11cm rise in the last 24 hours while and it may
cross its DM at Bhagyakul point in the next 24 hours, said a bulletin
of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC).

Rivers in Padma basin flow through Rajbari and Faridpur and some
parts of Manikganj district while rivers in Jamuna basin flow through
Tangail and some parts of Manikganj.

The bulletin said water levels of Jamuna in Brahmaputra basin may
cross its DM at Aricha point near the confluence of major two rivers
— Padma and Jamuna — in the next 12 hours.

Water levels of all major rivers in upper Brahmaputra-Jamuna basin were marked
steady and it may continue in the next 24 hours. So, flood situation
in five northern and northeastern districts of Kurigram, Gaibandha,
Bagura, Sirajganj and Jamalpur in that basin is likely to remain
steady, according to the bulletin.

In Meghna or Surma-Kushiyara basin, water levels in all rivers were
marked fall in the last 24 hours and it may continue in next 72 hours,
so the flood situation in northern districts of Sylhet and Sunamganj
is likely to improve.

Thousands of people in 11 northern and northeastern districts
including Kurigram, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Bogura,
Sirajganj, Jamalpur, Tangail, Netrakona, Sylhet and Sunmganj have been
bearing the spikes of floods due to the onrush of water from the
upstream in two major Brahmaputra and Meghna basins in the last
several days.

Water levels were flowing above danger marks (DM) at 14 points – 11
in Brahmaputra-Jamuna , three in Meghna or Surma-Kushiyara and one in
Padma basin till 9am of today as water levels at 53 river stations out
of total 101, monitored by FFWC, have marked rise while 47 stations
recorded fall and one other steady.