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A man carries a jackfruit and some dried food from the main land for his family in waist deep water at Balapara village in the Teesta River basin in Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat on Saturday. Photo: Courtesy

Major rivers swelling

Water levels in 79 rivers rise, 11 fall

WT24 Desk

Water levels at 79 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rise while 11 stations recorded fall, Agencies report.

Among the 93 monitored stations, water level at two river station have been registered steady while water levels at 23 river stations are flowing above danger level, a bulletin issued by the FFWC said here today.

All the major rivers are in rising trend, the bulletin said adding, the major rivers in Chattogram, Sylhet and Rangpur division including the Surma, Kushiyara, Kangsha, Feni, Haldha, Matamuhuri, Sangu and Dharala may rise rapidly in next 24 hours

Flood situations in areas of Netrokona, Sunamganj, Sylhet, Chattogram, Cox’s Bazaar, Bandarban, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Jamalpur and Gaibandha may deteriorate in next 24 hours commencing at 9am today.

The Surma at Kanaighat, Sylhet and Sunamganj, the Kushiyara at Amalshid, Sheola, Sherpur- Sylhet, the Manu at Manu Rly Br, Moulvibazar, the Dhalai at Kamalganj, Khowai at Ballah, Someswari at Kalmakanda, the Kansha Jariajanjail, the Halda at narayanhat, the Sungu at Bandarban and Doazari, the matamuhuri at Chiringa, the Dharla at Kurigram, the Teesta at Dalia, Ghagot at Gaibandha, the Brahmaputra at noonkhawa and at chilmari, the Jamuna at Fulchari and Bahadurabad are flowing above danger level 142 cm, 60cm, 84cm, 128cm, 62cm, 42cm, 37cm, 33cm, 41cm, 83cm, 65cm, 24cm, 22cm, 121cm, 106cm, 35cm, 42cm, 48cm, 6cm,1cm, 34cm, 31cm, 37cm respectively.

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

A total of 225 millimetres (mm) rainfall was recorded at Lalakhal, 115mm at Sylhet, 108mm at Dhaka, 156 mm at Kanaighat, 113 mm at Ramgarh, 103mm at Panchpukuria, 135mm at Narayanhat, 110mm at Jariajanjail and 92mm at Dhugapur.

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