Major rivers cross danger level at 23 more points across country

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Dhaka, July 16: Major rivers crossed danger marks at 23 more points across the country as all the four of the country’s major basins continued to rise due to incessant downpours and onrush of water from upstream, according to a bulletin of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) issued on Tuesday.Flood situation in Kurigram, Jamalpur, Gaibandha, Bogra, Sirajganj and Tangail districts may deteriorate in next 24 hours, the FFWC bulletin said adding Flood situation in Lalmonirhat, Netrokona, Sunamganj, Sylhet, Habiganj and Moulvibazar districts may improve in next 24 hours.

Water levels at 63 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rise while 29 stations recorded fall.

Among the 93 monitored stations, water level at one river station has been registered steady while water levels at 23 river stations are flowing above danger level, the bulletin added.

All the major rivers are in rising trend except the Surma-Kushiyrara, it said adding, The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Ganges-Padma rivers may continue rising in next 48 hours and the Atrai river at Baghabari and Padma river at Goalondo point may cross danger level in next 24 hours.

The Surma at Kanaighat, Sylhet and Sunamganj, the Kushiyara at Amalshad, Sheola, Sherpur- Sylhet, the Manu at Manu Rly Br, the Manu at Moulvibazar, the Dhalai at Kamalganj, Khowai at Ballah, the Old Surma at Derai, the Someswari at Kalmakanda, the Kangsha at Jariajanjail, the Dharla at Kurigram, the Ghagot at Gaibandha, the Brahmaputra at Noonkhawa and at chilmari, the Jamuna at Fulchari, Bahadurabad, Sariakandi, Kazipur and Serajganj, the Dhaleswari at Elasia are flowing above danger level 106 cm, 61cm, 72 cm, 127 cm, 91cm, 53cm, 38cm, 101cm, 30cm, 48cm, 10cm, 52cm, 64cm, 117cm, 89cm, 94cm,

123cm, 130cm, 137cm, 95cm, 83cm, 45cm and 21cm respectively.