• Saturday, Jun 25, 2022
  • Last Update : 04:24 pm

Floods in northern districts likely to continue

  • Published at 06:33 pm July 11th, 2017
  • Last updated at 07:48 pm July 11th, 2017
Floods in northern districts likely to continue
Monsoon floods that have left the country’s several northern districts submerged will likely continue for next three to four days, Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) said. Water levels in the Brahmaputra and Jamuna rivers are rising, and the trend is likely to continue for next 48 hours, according to a FFWC bulletin issued on Tuesday. “The rivers’ water levels are dependent on the quantity of water flowing downstream from its sources. As upstream parts of the Brahmaputra river have been experiencing heavy to very heavy rainfall for the last couple of days, the water is flowing downstream and into low-lying areas near the river,” FFWC Executive Engineer Sazzad Hossain said. At the same time, large areas in the Indian states of Assam and Meghalaya have submerged due to heavy incessant rain showers since the end of the last month. Meanwhile, the Indian meteorological department said in its Tuesday’s weather forecast that the rainfall in the states is likely to continue until Wednesday. “Based on the forecast, we might be able to say how long the rising water levels in the Brahmaputra will remain steady, and how much time it will take time to drain rising waters out of the river,” Sazzad said. [caption id="attachment_74149" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Marooned in floodwater, people trying to relocate their properties in Kurigram sadar upazila. The photo was taken on Tuesday DHAKA Marooned in floodwater, people trying to relocate their properties in Kurigram sadar upazila. The photo was taken on Tuesday Dhaka Tribune[/caption] A total of 13 measuring stations of Bangladesh show that rivers are flowing above the danger level. And, in the Brahmaputra and Jamuna rivers, water is seen flowing above the danger level at measuring points. Of them, Bahadurabad points flow above 64cm, Sariakandi above 40cm, Sirajganj above 45cm and Chilmari above 23cm of the danger level. However, other important river systems including the Surma-Kushiyara show that rising water levels have been coming down to the normal level since Monday. The FFWC also said the falling trend in this river system is likely to continue further as the region has experienced less precipitation in the last 72 hours. By contrast, the Ganges, commonly known as the Padma in Bangladesh, has seen a rising trend over the last few days, which will likely continue in next 24 hours. “If the rising trend will continue in the Ganges for next four or so days, the country’s central region including the low-lying areas in Dhaka may experience flooding,” the FFWC official said. The Indian Met Office issued heavy rainfall warnings for India’s Uttarakhand, Uttarpradesh and Bihar states in next two days. But the possibility of a flood depends on how much water both river systems – the Brahmaputra and the Ganges – receive from the upstream and drain it out at their meeting point in Goalando of Rajbari, he added.
50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail