Water level in major rivers above danger mark at 21 points

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 21:47, Jul 21, 2019 | Updated : 22:08, Jul 21, 2019

People move along a flooded area with their belongings in Gaibandha, Bangladesh, July 19, 2019. REUTERSThe water level in major rivers across are flowing above the danger mark at 21 points across the country, reports BSS.
Citing a Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) bulletin issued on Sunday (Jul 21), the state news agency reported that all four of the country’s major basins continue to rise due to incessant downpours and onrush of water from upstream.
Parts of Kurigram have been flooded as rivers swell due to heavy rainfall across the country. PHOTO: Focus BanglaAccording to the bulletin, flood situation in Tangail, Sirajganj, Bogra, Jamalpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha and Sylhet is likely to improve in next 24 hours.
The condition at Manikganj, Rajbari, Faridpur and Munshiganj districts, however, is expected to remain unchanged in the next 24 hours.
Parts of Gaibandha have been flooded as heavy rainfall continues and swells rivers.There has been a rise in water level in 53 stations monitored by FFWC. The rest of the 35 recorded falling water levels.
Moreover, water level at five river stations has been steady while water levels at 21 river stations are flowing above danger level, the bulletin read.
Heavy rainfall raised the water level in Khagrachari. Picture was taken on Thursday (Jul 11). FOCUS BANGLAAll the major rivers of the country are in falling trend with the exceptions of Padma and the rivers around the Dhaka City, it added.
The Surma at Sunamganj, the Kushiyara at Sherpur- Sylhet, the Titas at B.Baria, the Meghna at Chandpur, the Dharla at Kurigram, the Ghagot at Gaibandha, the Karatoa at Chak Rahimpur, the Brahmaputra at Noonkhawa and Chilmari, the Jamuna at Fulchari, Bahadurabad, Sariakandi, Kazipur, Serajganj and Aricha, the Atrai at Baghabari, the Dhaleswari at Elasin, the Old Brahmaputra at Jamalpur, the Padma at Goalundo, Bhagyakul and Surewsar are flowing above danger level 17cm, 31cm, 22cm, 14cm, 21cm, 53cm, 3cm, 21cm, 61cm, 101cm, 110cm, 86cm, 85cm, 75cm, 42cm, 83cm, 95cm, 16cm, 67cm, 31cm and 1cm respectively.