22 Jun 2024, 18:22

Water levels in 59 rivers rise, 48 fall: FFWC

DHAKA, June 22, 2024 (BSS) - Water levels at 59 river stations monitored by
Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rise while 48
stations recorded fall.

Among the 110 monitored river stations, two have been registered steady and
water levels at seven river stations are flowing above the danger level, a
bulletin issued by the FFWC said here today.

The Teesta river is flowing at 15cm above danger level at Kaunia station
while the Surma at Kanaighat, the Kushiyara at Amalsad, at Sherpur-Sylhet and
at Markuli, the Old Surma at Derai and the Someshwari at Kalmakanda are
flowing 35cm, 15cm, 18cm, 39cm, 23cm and 34cm are flowing respectively.

The Brahmaputra river is in falling trend, which may continue in the next 24
hours. On the other hand, the Jamuna River is in rising trend, which may be
in steady state in the next 24 hours, the FFWC bulletin added.
The Ganges-Padma rivers are in rising trend, which may continue in the next
72 hours, the bulletin said, adding that the major rivers in the North-
eastern region of the country are in falling trend which may continue in the
next 72 hours.

Overall improvement of the flood situation in various low-lying areas under
districts of the North-eastern part of the country may continue in the next
72 hours.

According to the information from meteorological organisations, low to medium
rainfall in next 24 hours and medium to heavy rainfall in the next 48 to 72
hours is expected in the Northern and adjoining upstream parts of the

As a result, the water level of Dudhkumar, Teesta and Dharla rivers in those
regions may fall in the next 24 hours which may rise in particular time in
the next 48 to 72 hours.

Significant rainfall was recorded at some stations in different districts of
Bangladesh during the last 24 hours ending at 9 am today.

A total of 166 mm rainfalls were recorded at 121mm at Moheshkhola (Sunamganj)
and 72mm at Mohadebpur (Naogaon).

During the past 24 hours, significant rainfalls (mm) were recorded in some
states like Assam and Mizoram of India, the bulletin added.



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