Flood water may increase in Kurigram, Rangpur, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Bogura and Dinajpur in next two weeks
Hundreds of people have been marooned in several northern districts as several rivers are flowing above the danger level.
According to the Flood Control Room of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDA) in Kurigram, in the last 24 hours, 25 centimetres of water increased and Dharla river is flowing above 62 centimetres above the danger mark at Dharla bridge point of Sadar upazila.
Md Mahbubur Rahman, executive engineer of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDA), said Jamuna River was flowing seven centimetres above the danger level at Sariakandi Point in the district at around 6:00 am on Saturday.
Flood water may increase in Kurigram, Rangpur, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Bogura and Dinajpur in next two weeks.
Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, executive engineer of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre, said Brahmaputra River may cross the danger level in Kurigram and the Teesta may flow above the danger level in Lamonirhat.
He said, "200-300 millimetres of rainfall occurred daily in the upstream of India's Assam, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya and the foothills of the Himalayas. The onrush of water from the upstream and the increasing rainfall inside Bangladesh have led to the increase of water in the rivers."
According to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre, Water is increasing at 78 points out of 102 points of different rivers across the country. The water level in the Teesta and the Brahmaputra is increasing raipdly. The water level in Padma may flow above the danger level within 48 hours.
The low-lying areas in the northern region have been flooded.
According to the WDB in Nilphamari, though the Teesta was flowing 15 centimetres above the danger level at Dalia point at 6:00 am today, it decreased two centimetres at 9:00 am. The onrush of water from the upstream has increased. In the last 24 hours, 77 milimeters of rainfall was recorded at Teesta basin.
Jyoti Prasad Ghosh, BWDB chief engineer of the northern region, said, "44 sluice gates of Teesta barrage has been kept open for 24 hours to cope with the situation."