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Teesta flowing above danger level as India opens barrage gates

  • Published at 09:16 pm August 20th, 2021
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File photo: Water level crosses the danger mark at the Teesta Barrage in Nilphamari on Saturday, July 4, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

India opened 44 gates of the Teesta Barrage to control water flow 

The water level of the Teesta River in Lalmonirhat and surrounding areas is flowing above the danger level triggered by an onrush of water from the upstream.

Abdullah Al Mamun, an executive of the Water Development Board (WDB), said that 44 gates of the Teesta Barrage on the Indian side had been kept open to control the flow of water.

“Water level of the river was flowing 8cm above its danger mark around 9am," the WDB Flood Forecasting Warning Center said.

Due to the onrush, the low-lying areas around the Teesta Barrage including Dahagram of Patgram Upazila, Gaddimari of Hatibandha Upazila, Singimari, Sinduna, Dauabari of Patikapara, Votmari of Kaliganj Upazila, Shailmari, Nohali, Charbairati, Choraha of Mahishkhocha Union of Aditmari Upazila, Rajpur of South Balapara and  Gokunda Union have been inundated.

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