Flood Situation Report
Flood Situation updated on 25 July 2016
Already affecting above 3 lakh people in north and north-eastern region of Bangladesh, the current flood situation may further worsen since the water levels of major rivers are trend to rise.
Floods caused by the rising water in the Teesta, Surma, Brahmaputra and several other rivers have marooned and forced thousands of people to leave their homes in the north and northeastern regions of the country.
The simultaneous rise of the water levels of major rivers may worsen the flood situation in Kurigram, Jamalpur, Bogra, Sirajganj, Rajbari, Manikganj and Munsiganj districts in the next 48 hours, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre Report of the Water Development Board. The onrush of upstream water from across the border and heavy rainfall have been identified as the reasons for flood.
According to media report, the water level of the Surma river in Sylhet region crossed the danger level at different points due to the onrush of upstream water for more than a week. The Teesta, Dharla, Brahmaputra and Jamuna rivers are also flowing above the danger mark at different points in Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Jamalpur and Bogra districts, inundating low lying areas and affecting more than two lakh people. In several districts, Aman paddy fields, saplings and seed beds have been flooded.
WATER LEVEL SCALE GRAPHS OF 4-MAJOR RIVERS UNDER KURIGRAM AREA
Period: 01 July – 24 July’, 2016