BSS-50, 51 Flood situation deteriorates in Brahmaputra, Meghna basins

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Flood situation deteriorates in Brahmaputra, Meghna basins

DHAKA, July 23, 2020 (BSS) – The flood situation has worsened
further in the Brahmaputra and Meghna basins due to the onrush of
hilly water coming the upstream.

As the major rivers of the basin are flowing above the danger level
at ten points, flood situation deteriorated in many areas today,
according to the officials of Bangladesh Water Development Board
(BWDB).

The situation worsened in Kurigram, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Bogura and
Sirajganj districts, while continued improving in Rangpur, Nilphamari
and Lalmonirhat during the last 24 hours till 9 am today.

The flood situation may worsen further in Kurigram, Gaibandha,
Jamalpur, Bogura and Sirajganj and improved in Lalmonirhat, Rangpur
and Nilphamari districts during the next 24 hours.

The flood scenario would deteriorate in Kurigram, Gaibandha and
Nilphamari districts during the next 24 hours, the officials said.

According to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), the
Brahmaputra was flowing 55 cm above danger level at Noonkhawa point
and 62 cm at Chilmari point, while Dharla 90 cm above at Kurigram
point, Ghagot River was flowing 62 cm above at Gaibandha point and
Kartoa 33 cm above the danger level at Chak Rahimpur point at 9 am
today.

The Jamuna was swelling up 89 cm above the danger mark at Fulchhari
point in Gaibandha, 96 cm at Bahadurabad point in Jamalpur, 97 cm at
Sariakandi point in Bogura, 74 cm at Kazipur point and 66 cm at
Sirajganj point at 9 am.

BWDB chief engineer for Rangpur Zone Jyoti Prosad Ghosh said water
levels of the Teesta may continue to recede in Rangpur, Lalmonirhat
and Nilphamari, while Dharla, Brahmaputra and Jamuna will rise in
Kurigram, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Bogura and Sirajganj in the next 24
hours.

New areas of Tangail districts were inundated today, while about
60,000 people in 65 village of Basail upazila have been marooned
again, BSS Tangail correspondent reports.

Due to continuous rainfall over the last few days, different
villages in Mirzapur upazila were inundated and a number of bridges
collapsed, suspending road communication.

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FLOOD-SITUATION-LEAD TWO LAST DHAKA

The flood situation continues to deteriorate again in Meghna basin
because of continuous rainfall and hilly water from the upstream.

In third phase of flood in Sylhet and Sunamganj, many new areas of
19 upazilas were inundated, making about six lakh people marooned.

River water in Sylhet and Sunamganj continued to rise, while Surma
River is flowing over the danger level.

In Sunamganj, crops of a vast area have been submerged, while fish
of ponds washed away and homesteads and roads inundated. Flood
situation is deteriorating again at Chatak, Jamalganj, Dharmapasha and
Shalla upazilas of the districts.

Local administrations have already introduced 295 shelter centres
at educational institutions, BSS Sunamganj correspondent reports.

All the major rivers in Sunamganj were flowing above the danger
levels at 9 am today. Surma River was flowing 145 cm above the danger
mark at Chatak point, while Jadukata River in Tahirpur upazila was
flowing 59 cm above the danger level.

The water level in Ganges River basin receded for second
consecutive day improving the flood situation in char and other
low-lying areas there after incessant onrush of water from upstream
dwindled.

The receding trend of water level was recorded at Pankha, Rajshahi,
Hardinge Bridge and Goalanda points in the last 24 hours ending 9 am
today, said BWDB superintending engineer Mukhlesur Rahman.

The water level of Ganges River decreased by six cm at Pankha point
in Chapainawabganj and three cm at Rajshahi point this morning and the
river was flowing 191 cm and 193 cm below danger level at the two
points respectively, he added.

FFWC executive engineer Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan said the water level of
Atrai River decreased by five cm at Mohadevpur point in Naogaon today.

Of the 13 river points monitored in eight districts under Rajshahi
division, water levels decreased at eight stations, while increased at
five stations in the last 24 hours.

The Gur River was also flowing 77 cm above the danger mark at
Singra point in Natore with a rise of three cm afresh, while the Atrai
River was flowing 96 cm above the danger level at Baghabari in
Sirajganj district.

According to the FFWC bulletin, the water level in Brahmaputra and
Jamuna is increasing and it may continue to rise in the next 48 hours.

The water level of Ganges and Padma rivers would remain stable in
the next 48 hours, while the water levels in the rivers surrounding
Dhaka may continue to rise in the next 48 hours.

Of the 101 river points monitored in the country, water levels went
up at 57 stations, while decreased at 43 stations and remained stable
at one point.

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