Floods in Sylhet and Rangpur, waters of 10 rivers flowing over danger mark
Dhaka, June 17: Due to heavy rains and downpour in the country, water of 10 rivers in the north and northeast of the country is flowing at 13 points above the danger level. Floods have already occurred in these areas due to rising river levels.
The flood forecasting and warning center of Bangladesh Water Development Board said that the flood situation in Sylhet and Rangpur region may deteriorate further as heavy rains continue.
This information was revealed from the river situation and forecast report of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center on Friday (June 17).
According to the report, the water of Brahmaputra river is flowing at Hatiya point at 60 cm and at Chilmari point at 5 cm. Dudhkumar river rose 9 cm above Pateshwari point. The water of Dharla flows at 9 cm at Kurigram point and 5 cm at Dalia point of Teesta river.
The water of Surma river is flowing at 108 cm at Kanaighat point, 70 cm at Sylhet point and 120 cm at Sunamganj point.
Besides, the water of Sarigowain river is flowing at Sarighat 23 and the water of old Surma river is flowing at Derai point 2 cm above the danger level.
The water of Jadukata river is flowing 154 cm above the danger level in Lorergarh. The Someshwari River is flowing at Kamalakanda Point 56 and the Bhugai River at Nakuagaon Point at 3 cm above the danger level, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center.
Md. Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, executive engineer of the warning center, said that the water level of all major rivers in the country is increasing. According to the meteorological agency's mathematical model forecast, moderate to heavy rain is expected in parts of western, northeastern and adjoining parts of Assam, Meghalaya and Himalayan foothills of West Bengal in the next 72 hours. As a result, all major rivers including Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Ganga-Padma, Surma, Kushiyara, Teesta, Dharla and Dudhkumar may continue to rise in the next 48 hours.
He added that the flood situation in Sylhet, Sunamganj and Netrokona districts in the northeast could worsen in the next 24 hours. At the same time, the flood situation in the lower reaches of Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Rangpur and Kurigram districts may deteriorate.