Teesta, Dharla rivers flowing below danger level in Lalmonirhat
The water levels of the Teesta and Dharla rivers have receded in Lalmonirhat.
From 6:00am today, the Teesta was flowing 33cm below the danger level at Dalia Point in Teesta Barrage area of Hatibandha upazila, and the Dharla was flowing 77cm below the danger level at Shimulbari point in Sadar upazila.
Shunil Kumar, executive engineer of Water Development Board in Lalmonirhat, confirmed the developments to our local correspondent this morning.
However, the water of Dudhkumar river was still flowing 9cm above the danger level at Pateshwari point of Nageshwari upazila in Kurigram at 6:00am today, said Abdullah Al Mamun, executive engineer of Water Development Board in Kurigram.
All rivers except Dudhkumar are flowing below the danger level, he said, adding that the water of Dudhkumar will also go below danger level by today. There is no threat of flooding at this time, he added.
Mazam Ali, 60, a flood-affected farmer of Char Falimari village of Lalmonirhat Sadar, told The Daily Star that he returned home this morning from the flood shelter with his family as the river water receded from their house. But they are worried as there is no food at home.
Day labourer Nazrul Islam, 48, of Sardob area of Kurigram Sadar, said the river water has receded from his house. However, the village roads have been damaged by the flood waters and have become unusable.