Teesta, Dharala flow above danger level


The water levels of Teesta and Dharala are flowing above the danger level on Monday due to heavy downpour and onrush of water from the hilly areas in the upstream.

Executive Engineer Mostafizur Rahman of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) at Dalia division said Teesta River is flowing at least 30 centimetres above the danger level at Dalia point while Dharala 25 centimetres above the danger mark at Kulaghat point this morning, flooding vast areas of several upazilas including Hatibandha, Kaliganj and Aditmari, reports UNB.

Several thousands of people in several unions of Hatibandha upazila, Kakina, Votemari union parishads of Kaliganj upazila, Mohishkhocha of Aditmari upazila, Khuniagas, Mogholhat, Kulaghat, Rajpur areas of Sadar upazila are now marooned by the floodwater.

If the flow of onrush of water from the hilly areas continues, some 100 villages of Lalmonirhat district will be flooded freshly, the local administration apprehended.

Meanwhile, the officials at local BWDB office warned the inhabitants of the low-lying areas of Teesta and Dharala to remain alert about the latest flood situation.