RAUTAHAT, JUNE 30
Incessant rainfall has caused water levels of Bagmati and Lalbakaiya Rivers to swell up and rise above the danger level.
District Administration Office of Rautahat has warned the people to avoid going around the banks of Bagmati and Lalbakaiya Rivers which flow across Rautahat and Sarlahi districts.
The water level as measured by Meteorological Forecasting Division in Bagmati River on Wednesday morning crossed 530 ml per second. Water level above 500ml per second is regarded as dangerous, informed Rautahat Chief District Officer Indra Dev Yadav.
He shared that all 30 doors of the Bagmati Irrigation Project, Karmaiya have been opened while the gates at east and west were closed. Likewise, six other under-sluices gates were opened, in order to maintain the flow.
Along with Bagmati River, water levels in Lal Bakaiya, Jhanjh and Chadi Rivers have also swollen up significantly.
As such, concerned officials have issued warning to all concerned units and people to remain vigilant.
According to a special bulletin issued by MFD on Tuesday, monsoon trough will be situated near Tarai, hence, most places of Province 1, 2, Bagmati and Gandaki Provinces and few places of Lumbini, Karnali and Sudur Pashchim Province will receive light to moderate rainfall while some places of Province 1, 2, Bagmati, Lumbini and Gandaki Province will receive heavy or very heavy rainfall.
This may cause landslide and debris flow and rise in water level of the rivers and rivulets, the MFD said.
Moreover, Rajaiya station and Bardaghat station of Narayani Basin in Makawanpur and Nawalparasi districts have also shown worrying signs as accumulated rainfall has crossed warning level.
At 2:40 pm on Wednesday, the accumulated rainfall in Rajaiya station was 221 mm while that on Bardaghat was 177.4 mm, in last 24 hours.
The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has also warned that water flow in Tamor, Sunkoshi and other tributaries of Koshi River, Trishuli, Budigandaki, Marsyandi and tributaries of Narayani River along with other small rivulets flowing through mid-hilly regions, Chure and Tarai will see significant rise from Wednesday till Saturday.