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Water level in Ganges basin rivers rising

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Rajshahi: Water level in most of the rivers and tributaries in the Ganges basin recorded a rising trend for the second consecutive day today after remaining in a stable condition during the previous couple of days.
Of the 30 river points, monitored in the Ganges basin today, water levels increased at 20 points, while receded at eight points and remained stable at another two points, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC).
However, the rivers were still flowing below the danger level at 27 points while above the danger level, while below the danger mark at three other points today.
Local office of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) recorded a rising trend at all the eight points in the Ganges and the Padma Rivers, Mukhlesur Rahman, Superintending Engineer of BWDB, told .
Water level in the Ganges River further went up by 21 centimeter (cm), 16 cm, 11 cm and 10 cm at Pankha in Chapainawabganj, at Rajshahi and at Hardinge Bridge and at Talbaria points respectively.
Water level in the Korotoa further went up by 16 cm and five cm at Bogura and at Chak Rahimpur points respectively.
FFWC Executive Engineer Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan said a rising trend has been recorded at four points, while a falling trend at two other points of the Jamuna River afresh this morning.
The Jamuna River increased by seven cm at Sariakandi in Bogura, five cm at Kazipur in Sirajganj and nine cm at Sirajganj points respectively. The river was flowing 11 cm above the danger level at Sariakandi point afresh this morning.
The Gur River also increased by eight cm in its Shingra point in Natore flowing 60 cm above the danger mark. The Atrai River went up by three cm at Baghabari in Sirajganj this morning.
The Mahananda River also increased by 24 cm and 30 cm at Rohanpur and at Chapainawabganj points respectively. The Little Jamuna went up by 15 cm at Naogaon point. Besides, the Atrai River increased by 103 cm at Mohadevpur in Naogaon, while 25 cm at Atrai point this morning.
Of the 16 river points both in Ganges and Brahmaputra Basins, being monitored in many districts under Rajshahi division regularly, water levels increased at all the 16 points.
The rivers were flowing below the danger level in 13 points, while above the danger mark at another three points this morning.
Meanwhile, the local administration has been continuously distributing relief materials in the worst-affected areas since the flood began.
Simultaneously, the Department of Health has undertaken all possible measures to prevent any outbreak of water-borne diseases among the flood affected people amidst the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Some 5,827 patients were reported to have suffered from various water-related diseases and 25 people died with flood related incidents, particularly drowning and snakebite since July 1, the sources added.

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