Water level of Padma goes down quickly


Staff Reporter

The water level in the Padma River has been falling down quickly from Friday afternoon though it was stable on Thursday.

On Friday afternoon, water level of Padma fell by 2cm at Hardinge Bridge point.

Water Development Board sources said the water level has declined 3cm on Friday night and it has been flowing 3cm above the danger level. But it is in stable condition from Saturday morning.

The water level of Mathabhanga, one of the main branches of Padma, has also been falling. It is expected that the water level will go under danger level within Saturday.

Besides, the water level of Gorai River is flowing 16cm above the danger level at Kamarkhali point.

The flood situation of middle, west and north-western regions has been improved. 

As a result, the flood situation of Kushtia, Magura, Rajbari, Manikganj, Faridpur, Madaripur, Shariatpur and Munshiganj will be improved by next two days.

Executive Engineer of Flood Forecast Centre Mohammad Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan said, “The flood situation has already improved. It will be normal by two days”.

Besides, falling of water-level of Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Surma-Kushiara will continue.

The sufferings of the flood affected people of Daulatpur of Kushtia continue. The attack of poisonous snake along with the water-contaminated diseases has increased. Different species of snakes are coming everyday with the upstream water. Locals said the poisonous snakes are coming with water from India which added extra panic for the affected people.

They said at least 50,000 people of 10,000 families of 38 villages of Chilmari and Ramkrishnapur Unions of the upazila became water-logged. Houses of 3000 people of the unions went under water. 

Yasin Ali, resident of Kharizathak Village of Chilmari Union, said snakes are entering into the village with water. The snakes enter in the rooms of our houses at night, so we have to pass sleepless night in fear of snakes’.

The sufferings have raised further on Friday and Saturday following the dazzling. Many water-contaminated diseases have been increasing. The elderly people and children are the worst sufferers.

Two children drowned in water last week in the upazila. Relief distribution among the affected people continues. Different agencies and organisations have come forward to help the affected people.