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  10 Jul 2024, 17:46

Water level in 40 rivers rises, 68 falls: FFWC

DHAKA, July 10, 2024 (BSS) - Water levels at 40 river stations monitored by 
Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rise while 68 
stations recorded fall.

Among the 110 monitored river stations, water levels at two stations have 
remained steady while 18 stations are flowing above the 
danger level, a bulletin issued by the FFWC said here today.
 
The Dudhkumar at Pateshwari (Kurigram), the Brahmaputra at Noonkhawa 
(Kurigram), at Hatia( Kurigram), at Chilmari (Kurigram), the Jamuna river at 
Fulchari, at Bahadurabad, at Saghata (Gaibnadha), at Sariakandi, at Kazipur 
(Sirajganj), at Jagannathganj (Jamalpur), at Serajganj, at Porabari 
(Tangail), the Atrai at Baghabari (Sirajganj), the Surma at Kanaighat 
(Sylhet), the Kushiyara river at Amalshid, at Markuli, the Someshwari at 
Kalmakanda and the Meghna at Meghna Bridge (Munshiganj ) are flowing 4cm, 
22cm, 23cm, 34cm, 35cm, 49cm, 38cm, 32cm, 19cm, 87cm, 38cm, 11cm, 10 cm, 
10cm, 21cm, 40cm, 20cm and 19cm above the danger level respectively.

The Brahmaputra-Jamuna river is in falling trend. The water level of 
Brahmaputra river may remain in steady state, on the other hand, it may fall 
for Jamuna river in the next 24 hours, the FFWC bulletin said. 

The Ganges river is in rising trend, which may continue in the next 72 hours, 
while the Padma river is in steady state which may continue in the next 24 
hours.

All rivers in the North-eastern region of the country are in falling trend 
overall, which may remain in steady state in the next 24 hours.

According to the information from meteorological organisations, heavy 
rainfall is expected in the next 24 to 48 hours in the Northern and North-
eastern regions and adjoining upstream parts of the country.

In the next 24 hours, flood situation at some low-lying areas adjacent to 
BrahmaputraJamuna river of Kurigram, Jamalpur, Gaibandha, Bogura, Tangail and 
Sirajganj districts may slightly improve.

In the next 24 hours, the Teesta, Dharla and Dudhkumar rivers in the northern 
region of the country may rise at particular time. 

As a result, the Teesta and Dharla rivers may flow above danger level at some 
stations for short duration and the flood situation may deteriorate slightly 
at the low-lying areas of Kurigram district adjacent to Dudhkumar river.

In the next 24 hours, the Jamuneswari, Upper Karatoa, Upper Atrai, 
Punarbhaba, Tangon and Ichamoti-Jamuna rivers in the northern region of the 
country may rise rapidly at particular time.

In the next 24 hours, the Atrai river at Baghabari point in the north-western 
region of the country may fall, thus flood situation of low-lying areas of 
Sirajganj district along the river may improve.

In the next 24 hours, the flood situation in the different low-lying areas of 
North-eastern region of the country may remain in steady state.

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

A total of 96 mm of rainfall were recorded at Pateshwari, 87mm at Panchagarh, 
72mm at Kaunia (Rangpur), 60mm at Chattogram, 67mm at Kurigram, 48mm at 
Lalakhal (Sylhet), 73mm at Lorergarh (Sunamganj), 62mm at Sunamganj and 52mm 
at Kanaighat. 

During the last 24 hours, significant rainfalls (mm) were recorded in some 
states like West Bengal, Meghalaya and Assam of India, the bulletin added.

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