Wed. Jun 29th, 2022
Rainfall in India threatens to raise water levels in the Teesta again

After Friday, there is a danger of rising water in the river Teesta again on Saturday night. Water Development Board officials are seeing this possibility due to high rainfall in India.

Officers and employees of all levels of Paubo are working to monitor the situation. Paubo Additional Director General Jyoti Prasad Ghosh inspected various installations on the Teesta River on Saturday afternoon. During this time he visited Teesta Barrage, Flood Bypass and various dams.

After inspecting the dam, he said that Paubo was on high alert to prevent any flood damage to the river and was ready to deal with any situation.

At 6 am on Friday, the water level in the upper reaches of the Teesta was flowing at 14 cm above the danger level, but later the intensity of the water decreased and started flowing downwards, which is still continuing today. However, at 6 pm on Saturday, it flowed 5 cm below the danger level at Dahlia Point in Nilphamari.

Asfaudoula, executive engineer of the Paubo Dahlia Division, said the water level in the Teesta had flowed below the danger level on Saturday. Due to high rainfall in India, there is a possibility of rising water at night. All the barricades of the barrage have been kept open to control the situation.

As a result of the increase in water, water started flowing from ten villages of the river-bound Tepakharibari Union, but waterlogging is still there. Around 300 families have been affected in Masjidpara, Taburchar, Purba Kharibari, Bagherchar, Jinjirpara and Kellapara, Chatunamar Char and Vendabari Char of Jhunagach Chapani Union.

Dimla Upazila Nirbahi Officer Belayet Hossain said 15 metric tons of rice has been allocated in the upazila. These are being distributed among the victims.

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