Flood-free 6 more districts


The overall flood situation in the country is improving. Although flooding continued in six districts, six more districts have been cleared of floods.

The flood affected districts are Sirajganj, Tangail, Natore, Manikganj, Rajbari and Faridpur. In the districts which were flooded for more than 40 days, the water of the rivers in those areas is not flowing above the danger level for now.

But there is still flood water in the lowlands. That's why the government’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC) says six districts in the country are currently flooded.

Researchers say rivers have been flooded as water receded in several areas. For this reason, once the main rivers go above the danger level and creates a flood situation, it takes time for the water to recede.

According to the FFWC, the trend of receding water from the Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Ganges-Padma and upper Meghna basins continues.

The flow of water in the Brahmaputra has stopped. However, the water level of the Jamuna is still decreasing. In the next 48 hours, the waters of the Ganges-Padma and the upper Meghna in the northeast and the rivers around the capital Dhaka will decrease.

Currently, seven rivers are flowing above the danger level at 6 points. These are Gouri, Atrai, Dhaleshwari, Turag, Tongi Khal, Kaliganga and Padma.

SAQ/BS