Water levels in major rivers below danger mark

Kathmandu, July 3

The Flood Forecasting Section under the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has warned that the water level in all major rivers of the country is below but close to the danger mark.

A food bulletin issued by the FFS said that the eastern and central regions were likely to receive moderate to heavy rainfall tonight.

“The active monsoon system is likely to gradually weaken from tomorrow onwards,” it read. According to flood forecast till 6:00am tomorrow, water level in the rivers and rivulets, including Kankai, Kamala and Bagmati, flowing through Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Rautahar, Ilam, Taplejung, Dhankuta, Okhaldhunga, Dolakha, Solukhumbu and Terhathum will witness rise and cross the danger mark afternoon onwards.

It said water level in almost all major rivers would decline and remain below the danger mark by Wednesday morning. FFS has appealed to the people living in river basins, floodplains and landslide-prone areas to maintain high alert.