23 Jun 2024, 16:56

Water levels in 55 rivers rise, 54 fall: FFWC

 DHAKA, June 23, 2024 (BSS) - Water levels at 55 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rise while 54
stations recorded fall.
Among the 110 monitored river stations, water levels at six river stations are flowing above the danger level, a bulletin issued by the FFWC said here today.
The Surma river is flowing at 23cm above danger level at Kanaighat station while the Kushiyara at Amalsad, at Sherpur-Sylhet and
at Markuli, the Old Surma at Derai and the Someshwari at Kalmakanda are
flowing 23cm, 39cm, 07cm, 33cm, 15cm and 29cm are flowing respectively.
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna river is in falling trend, which may continue in next 24 hours, the FFWC bulletin said, adding the Ganges-Padma rivers are in rising trend, which may continue in next 72 hours.
The major rivers in the North-eastern region of the country except Kushiyara river are in falling trend which may continue in the next 24 hours.
Overall improvement of the flood situation in various low-lying areas of the North-eastern part of the country may continue in the next 72 hours.
According to the information from meteorological organizations, medium to heavy rainfall in next 24 to 48 hours is expected in the Northern and adjoining upstream parts of the country. As a result, the water level of Teesta river in that region may rise in the next 48 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 96 mm rainfalls were recorded in Tangail and 56mm at Gaibandha.
During the past 24 hours, significant rainfalls (mm) were recorded in some states like Assam and West Bengal of India, the bulletin added.


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