BSS-44 Water levels in Ganges, Brahmaputra basins remain steady





Water levels in Ganges, Brahmaputra basins remain steady

DHAKA, Sept 3, 2020 (BSS) – Water levels in the Ganges and
Brahmaputra basins remained steady today, according to the Flood
Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC).

The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers are in steady
state and the rivers may continue it in the next 24 hours, said a
bulletin of the FFWC issued this morning.

The rivers of the upper Meghna basin, except the Kushiyara and Manu,
in the country’s north-eastern region are in falling trend, which may
continue to recede in the next 48 hours.

All the major rivers of the country are flowing below their
respective danger levels, the daily bulletin said.

Of the total 101 river points monitored in the country today, water
levels went up at 41 stations, while decreased at 53 stations and
remained stable at seven points, official data showed.

BSS Rajshahi correspondent reports: the overall flood situation in
the Ganges basin remained stable today.

Of the 30 river points monitored in the Ganges basin today, water
levels receded at 16 points, while increased at 10 points and remained
steady at four points.

However, the rivers were flowing below the danger level at 29
points, while above the danger level at one point, according to the
FFWC data.

“We recorded both falling and rising trends in most rivers,
including the Korotoa, the Atrai, the Mohananda, the Ganges, the Padma
and the downstream rivers and tributaries of the Ganges today,”
Mukhlesur Rahman, superintending engineer of Bangladesh Water
Development Board (BWDB), told BSS.

He said the water level of the Ganges River remained steady at
Pankha, Rajshahi and Hardinge Bridge points, while declined by one cm
at Talbaria point at 9 am today.

Mukhlesur said the Ganges River was still flowing 204 cm, 213 cm,
153 cm and 125 cm below the danger level at Pankha, Rajshahi, Hardinge
Bridge and Talbaria points respectively.

Water level of the Padma River increased by four cm further at
Goalundo point and the river was flowing 33 cm below the danger level
at the point this morning, he added.

Water level of the Korotoa River went up by 21 cm each at Chak
Rahimpur and Bogura points further and the river was still flowing 267
cm and 297 cm below the danger level respectively.

FFWC executive engineer Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan said a rising trend was
recorded at all the six points of the Jamuna River today.

The water level went up by three cm, four cm and nine cm at
Sariakandi in Bogura, at Kazipur point in Sirajganj and at Sirajganj
point respectively.

The Jamuna River was flowing 101 cm, 85 cm and 96 cm below the
danger level at Sariakandi, Kazipur and Sirajganj points respectively
this morning.

Water level of Atrai River went up further by one cm at Baghabari
in Sirajganj and 15 cm at Mohadevpur in Naogaon district, while
receded by four cm at Atrai point this morning.