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Water level in rivers continue to rise in Bangladesh

  • Published at 12:20 am August 23rd, 2021
With the water levels rising in the Padma River, locals have already started evacuating their homes, fearing flood, in several areas in Rajbari district Dhaka Tribune

Flood situation in Kurigram, Sirajganj, Pabna, Kushtia, Manikganj, Rajbari, Faridpur, and Shariatpur districts may deteriorate

The water level of rivers in the northern part of Bangladesh continues to increase due to heavy monsoon rain.

On Sunday, eight points of Dharla, Jamuna, Padma, Atrai and Gorai rivers were flowing over the danger zone due to the rain. 

As a result, the flood situation in Kurigram, Sirajganj, Pabna, Kushtia, Manikganj, Rajbari, Faridpur, and Shariatpur districts of the country may deteriorate in the next 24 hours, said an official of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre.

According to the forecasting centre, the water level of Brahmaputra, Jamuna and Padma rivers will continue to rise in the next 24 hours. 

Besides, the water level of Sirajganj point of Jamuna River and Elasin point of Dhaleshwari River may exceed the danger level.

However, the water of the Teesta may remain stable. The water levels of the Surma and Kushiyara rivers may continue to fall for the next 24 hours.

The centre said the water of Dharla River at Kurigram point is flowing 7cm above the danger level. 

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Meanwhile, the water level at Mathura point of Jamuna river was flowing 12cm above the danger level. Besides, the water level at Kazipur point of Jamuna was above 1cm and the water level at Aricha point was above 2cm. 

Meanwhile, the water level at Goaland point of Padma River has increased from 42-49cm on Sunday. The water of Sureshwar point of this river was flowing over 8cm above danger level. 

On the other hand, the water of Baghabari point of Atrai River was flowing over 9cm. The water level at Kamarkhali point of Gorai River dropped from 20cm to 19cm above the danger level.

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In the last 24 hours, the highest rainfall of 81mm was recorded in Sylhet, said the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre. Besides, Panchagarh reported 63mm of rain, Lalakhal 78mm, Kanaighat 74mm, Dalia 51 mm, and Lama 31mm.

According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, there may be moderate to heavy rains in some parts of the country due to monsoon winds on Monday. 

As a result, in some places of Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions and in one or two places of Khulna and Barisal divisions, there may be temporary gusts with gusts or thundershowers. 

Meanwhile, river ports in Rangpur, Dinajpur, Rajshahi, Bogra, Barisal, Comilla, and Noakhali regions have been asked to display warning signal number 1.