Thursday, 13 August, 2020

Water levels continue to rise in all 16 Kurigram rivers

Published on: 9:30 pm - Saturday | July 11, 2020


The water level of all the 16 rivers in Kurigram, including Brahmaputra, Teesta, Dharla, Teesta and Dudhkumar, is continuing to increase.

The Dharla and Teesta rivers are flowing above the danger level.

The Water Development Board and district administration are in fear of massive flood in the district while thousands of people of char and low-lying areas also in fear.

WDB executive engineer Md Ariful Islam said the Dharla River was flowing 7 cm above the danger level at Setu point at 3.00pm while Teesta at 2 cm at Kawnia point.

The Brahmaputra River was flowing 8 cm below the danger level at Chilmari point and 14 cm at Nunkhawa point.

The flood situation would be deteriorated further in areas near the Dharla and Teesta rivers, he added. Flood protection embankment in Kalua area under Rajarhat upazila is under threat due to the sudden rise of the water.

Yunus Ali, a resident of Begumganj UP in Ulipur, said his house is undated again and another flood will bring more sufferings.

Deputy Commissioner Md Rejaul Karim said the held an emergency meeting on flood situation of the district.

“We have taken all-out preparation to check the flood crisis. Steps will be taken considering the necessary of it,” he added.