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Water Levels of Bihar Rivers Rising, District Administrations Asked to Remain Alert – News18

Water Levels of Bihar Rivers Rising, District Administrations Asked to Remain Alert – News18


Almost all rivers are maintaining a rising trend throughout their courses, inundating low-lying localities.
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According to a statement issued by DMD, he instructed the officials to ”remain alert and fully prepared to tackle the situation if the water level increases further”

The Bihar government on Thursday asked district administrations to remain alert as water levels of several rivers were rising, following continuous rainfall in the last two-three days.

Disaster Management Department (DMD) Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Pratyaya Amrit held a virtual review meeting with the officials concerned of almost all districts and enquired about the situation at various places in the state.

According to a statement issued by DMD, he instructed the officials to “remain alert and fully prepared to tackle the situation if the water level increases further”.

Almost all rivers are maintaining a rising trend throughout their courses, inundating low-lying localities.

Officials in the state Water Resources Department (WRD), however, said there is “no alarming situation in the state so far”.

The situation was critical in East Champaran, Gopalganj and West Champaran districts as several rivers, including Gandak and Burhi Gandak, were either flowing above their danger levels or nearing the danger mark in certain places, officials said.

“No causality has been reported yet and in certain areas in East and West Champaran districts, villagers of low-lying areas have been shifted to safer places by the local administration,” one of the officials said.

Rain in the past few days raised the water level of the Gandak, Kosi, Ganga, Burhi Gandak, Mahananda and Kamla rivers in the state.

Rivers are also flowing above the danger mark at certain places in Bagaha, Purnea, Supaul, Darbhanga, Khagaria and Jhanjharpur.

“Keeping the gravity of the situation in mind, the authorities in Bihar lifted some gates at Valmikinagar barrage on the Gandak river on Thursday. This caused the rapid discharge of water, which reached a peak of 2.33 lakh cusec during the day. Similarly, from Kosi Birpur barrage, 1.73 lakh cusec of water was discharged till 2 pm,” another official said.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)



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