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Flood situation may worsen


Flood situations may worsen in central districts of Bogra, Tangailas, Gaibandha and Kurigraam water levels of all rivers in Ganges-Padma basin and some in lower Brahmaputra basin were on a rising trend till 9 am on Friday and it is likely to continue in next 72 hours in Padma basin.

The Ganges-Padma river is in rising trend which may continue rising in the next 24 hours while the water level in Brahmaputra-Jamuna river system may continue to rise, said the latest flood outlook of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC).

Water level at Sariakandi Station in Bograand Elasin station in Tangail may increase while flood situation in Bogra and Tangail is likely to continue in the next seven days, FFWC said.

Water level at Chilmari station in Kurigram, Fulchari station in Gaibandha, Kazipur and Sirajganj stations and Bahadurabad station in Jamalpur may continue to rise but there is no probability of flowing water level above danger level in these stations during the next 10 days.

Ganges-Padma river system may steadily rise. Water level at Goalondo station at Rajbari, Bhagyakul station at Munshiganj and Sureshwar station at Shariatpur district is likely to go up.

As a result, the flood situation in the low-lying areas of Rajbari and Shariatpur may continue for the next 7 days. The water level at Bhagyakul station in Munshiganj may cross the danger level by August 20 next.

Rivers around Dhaka city are likely to go up while Lakhya River at Narayanganj would continue to rise and cross the danger level around August 20, resulting in flooding of the low-lying areas of Narayanganj.

The Brahmaputra-Jamuna river system is in a stable state and it may fall in the next 24 hours while the Ganges River is in a rising trend and the Padma is in steady-state which may remain the same in the next 24 hours, according to the FFWC bulletin.

The flood situation in low-lying lands of Manikganj, Rajbari and Faridpur districts may remain steady in the next 24 hours.
“According to the numerical model of Bangladesh Meteorological Department, there is a chance of moderate to heavy rainfall in the south-western and south-central coastal regions of the country in the next 24 hours. Rivers in this region may rise rapidly during this time.”

Major rivers of the upper Meghna basin in the country’s north-eastern region are in falling trend which may continue to decrease in the next 24 hours.

A rising trend of water level was recorded at Pankha, Rajshahi, Hardinge Bridge, Talbaria and Goalunda point this morning.

The Ganges River water went up by 14 centimeters (cm) at Pankha point in Chapainawabganj, seven cm at Rajshahi point, four cm at Hardinge Bridge point and 11 cm at Talbaria point in the last 24 hours ending at 9 am today.

The Ganges River was flowing at 178 cm, 194 cm, 121 cm and 96 cm below the danger levels at Pankha, Rajshahi, Hardinge Bridge and Talbaria points respectively while the water level in the Padma River increased by four cm at Goalundo point and the river was flowing at 17 cm above the danger level.


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