10,000 families trapped as Teesta flowing above danger level
Published: 01:06 PM, 20 August 2021
Photo: Daily Bangladesh
The water level of the Teesta River in Lalmonirhat has decreased by 5 cm within 9 hours and is flowing at 20 cm above the danger level. As a result, about 10,000 families have been trapped as the low-lying areas along the river have been inundated.
The water level of the river has decreased a little since Friday morning and now it is flowing at 20 cm above the danger level. However, due to the rising water level in the Teesta at night, the low-lying areas along the river banks of the district were flooded.
Elias Ali, Deputy Assistant Engineer of Water Science in Dalia Teesta Barrage, confirmed the matter.
Earlier on Thursday (August 19) at 6 pm, 52.75 cm (normal 52.60 cm) water level was recorded at Teesta Barrage Dalia Point, an irrigation project in Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat, resulting in the water flowed over 25 cm above the danger line.
It is learned that the Teesta River, which originated from the Sikkim Valley of India and Bangladesh, has flowed into India and entered Bangladesh through the Lalmonirhat district in the last few days.
The people of five upazilas of Lalmonirhat are facing severe floods and severe erosion in Bangladesh part due to the release of excess water from India due to heavy rains during the monsoon season.