25 Jun 2022, 18:40
Update : 25 Jun 2022, 19:41

Flood situation improves further in Brahmaputra basin

RANGPUR, June 25, 2022 (BSS) - Flood situation improved further during the
last 24 hours ending at 9am today with continuous fall in water levels of all
major rivers in the Brahmaputra basin.

Officials in the district administrations said normalcy started returning in
flood-hit areas as many displaced people already came back homes with
continuous improvement of the deluge situation in the last three days.

Despite improvement in flood situation, relief activities have been
intensified further in the flood-affected areas.

Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) officials said water levels of
major rivers marked falls following further reduction in the rate of
onrushing water from upstream amid insignificant rainfalls during the last 24
hours in the river basin.

Major rivers were flowing below their respective danger marks at all
monitoring points except at Hatia in Kurigram where the Brahmaputra was still
flowing above its danger marks by 15cm at 9 am today.

The improving trend of flood situation might continue in Rangpur, Nilphamari,
Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Bogura and Sirajganj during the
next 24 hours.

 According to a bulletin of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC)
of BWDB, the recorded rainfalls during the last 24 hours ending at 9 am today
were only 40mm at Darjeeling and 33mm at Cherrapunji points of the
northeastern Indian states.

 No rainfalls were recorded inside Bangladesh in the Brahmaputra basin during
the period.

 In the next 48 hours, there is a chance of medium to heavy rainfall in the
sub-Himalayan West Bengal and water level of the Teesta may remain close to
the danger mark.

 According to BWDB officials, water level of the Dudhkumar marked a further
fall by 2cm at Pateshwari in Kurigram during the last 24 hours and was
flowing below the danger mark by 49cm there at 9 am today.

 Water levels of the Teesta marked falls by 33cm at Dalia and 3cm at Kawnia
points during the period and were flowing below their respective danger marks
by 15cm and 65cm at these points.

Besides, water levels of the Brahmaputra marked fall by 28cm at Noonkhawa and
30cm at Chilmari points during the period and were flowing below danger mark
by 67cm and 30cm respectively at these points.

 Water levels of the Jamuna marked sharp falls by 35cm at Fulchhari, 31cm at
Shaghata, 35cm at Bahadurabad, 32cm at Sariakandi, 36cm at Kazipur and 35cm
at Sirajganj points during the last 24 hours.

 The Jamuna was flowing below its danger mark by 26cm at Fulchhari, 120cm at
Shaghata, 22cm at Bahadurabad, 5cm at Sariakandi, 10cm at Kazipur and 8cm at
Sirajganj points at 9am today.

 Acting Chief Engineer for Rangpur Zone of BWDB Muhammad Amirul Haque Bhuiyan
said flood situation may continue to further improve in the next 24 hours in
the Brahmaputra basin.





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