Flood situation worsens

Flood situation worsens further as water level in Ganges basin continues to rise

Water level in many of the rivers in the Ganges basin has been increasing continuously for the last few days due to onrush of water from upper catchment caused by heavy rain, worsening the flood situation in the region further.

Of the total 30 river points being monitored in Ganges basin regularly, water levels increased at 15 stations, while decreased at 13 stations and remained stable at two points at 9 am today worsening the flood situation in the char (river bed) and other low-lying areas.

But the rivers were flowing below danger level at 22 points, while above danger mark at seven points this morning……

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