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In Sirajganj, the water of Yamuna is above the limit at 2 points

Saturday, 06 July 2024 | 7:13 am | 22 times

In Sirajganj, the water of Yamuna is above the limit at 2 points

The water level of Yamuna river continues to rise in Sirajganj for the past few days due to heavy rains and hill slopes coming down from upstream. In the last 12 hours, the water has increased and is flowing 59 cm above the flood line in both Sirajganj city and Kazipur. Along with the Yamuna, the water of the internal Phuljor, Ichamati, Karatoa rivers also increased. Already 1 thousand 276 families of the district have been water-locked. More than 400 hectares of cropland has been flooded. On the other hand, severe erosion is going on in the river bank areas.

The water level of Yamuna river was recorded at 13.49 meters at Hardpoint of Sirajganj city on Saturday (July 6) around 12 noon. In 24 hours, 59 cm is flowing over the danger line. On the other hand, 15.39 meters was recorded at Kajipur Meghai point.

It is known that the water in the Yamuna has risen and flooded the villages of Charanchal in Kazipur, Sadar, Belkuchi, Chauhali and Shahjadpur upazilas of the district. Hundreds of families in these areas have become waterlogged. Cultivated land, roads and several educational institutions have been submerged. Flood affected people have started taking shelter in various shelters. Meanwhile, river erosion is going on in Hatpachil of Shahjadpur and Khasrajbari of Kazipur. In the span of a week, more than a hundred houses in these two areas have been washed away in the Yamuna.

 

Executive Engineer of Water Development Board. Mahbubur Rahman said that the water level of Yamuna has increased rapidly for a few days. It has already crossed the limit.

He said that efforts are being made to control erosion by dumping geotubes and geobags in the erosion-prone areas of the district.

Babul Kumar Sutradhar, Deputy Director of District Agriculture Extension Department, said that the flood water has risen and inundated jute, sesame, banana, pepper and various vegetable fields of 408 hectares of land in the district. The extent of damage is yet to be ascertained.

District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer. Aktaruzzaman said that 1 thousand 276 families of 5 upazilas of the district have been water-tight. We have adequate preparedness to deal with disasters. 500 metric tons of rice and 10 lakh rupees are stored.


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