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Flooding continues to improve across the country

  • Published at 09:04 pm August 10th, 2020
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File photo: Houses sub-merged in flood water in Jamalpur on Thursday, August 6, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

The water level of the rivers around Dhaka decreased on Monday and it will continue to fall for the next 48 hours

Flooding across the country is continuing to improve at all river basins, including the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna (GBM) basins, as the onrush of water from hills upstream is dwindling.

The water levels of the Brahmaputra and Jamuna Rivers have been in decline may remain steady, while the Jamuna River may continue falling for next 24 hours, according to a bulletin by the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) issued on Monday morning.

The water levels of the Ganges and Padma Rivers are also falling and may continue to recede for the next 48 hours. Except the Kushiyara, the rivers of the upper Meghna basin in the north-eastern region of the country are falling as well and the trend may continue for the next 24 hours.

The water level of the rivers around Dhaka decreased on Monday and it will continue to fall for the next 48 hours, the bulletin said.

Flooding may improve in Sirajganj, Tangail, Natore, Manikganj, Rajbari and Faridpur districts as well as the low-lying areas adjacent to Dhaka city in the next 24 hours.

Normalcy has started returning to the flood victims in Rajshahi region, as the flooding has improved in the Ganges basin, the BSS Rajshahi correspondent reports.

“We are hopeful of further improvement in the flooding in Rajshahi division, as precipitation and the onrush of water from hills upstream are dwindled at a significant rate,” Superintending Engineer of Bangladesh Water Development Board (WDB) Mukhlesur Rahman told BSS.

Of 30 river points monitored in the Ganges basin on Monday, water levels declined at 21 points, went up at eight points and remained stable at one point.

The rivers of the basin were flowing below the danger level at 28 points and above the danger mark at four points on Monday morning.

A declining trend in the water level was recorded at all four points of the Ganges River basin in the last 24 hours ending 9 am on Monday, Mukhlesur said.

The Ganges River was flowing 170cm, 182cm, 107cm and 99cm below the danger levels at Pankha, Rajshahi, Hardinge Bridge and Talbaria points, respectively, while the Padma River was flowing 14 cm above the danger mark at Gualundo point, he added.

Besides, the water level of the Korotoa River and the Jamuna River under the Brahmaputra Basin, flowing through Bogura and Sirajganj districts, also saw a falling trend.

FFWC executive engineer Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan said water levels decreased at the 16 river points in both  the Ganges and Brahmaputra basins under Rajshahi division on Monday miorning.

He also said the rivers were flowing below the danger level at 14 points and above the danger mark at two points.

Bhuiyan said there is no possibility of any new flooding this year.

In Jamalpur, flooding improved significantly as the water level of the Jamuna dropped sharply, the BSS Jamalpur correspondent reports.

The Water level of the Jamuna River continues to fall and it was flowing 90cm below the danger level at Bahadurabad ghat point at noon, BWDB officials said.

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