Water levels in major rivers may cross danger mark

Kathmandu, July 2

The Flood Forecasting Section of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has stated that water level in all major rivers in the country is on the rise and is lurking just below the danger mark.

According to the forecast, the eastern and central regions are expected to receive average rainfall, while some places in the eastern region may witness average to heavy rainfall tomorrow. Some parts of the country may receive average rainfall tomorrow, and water level in all major rivers will start receding gradually.

Flood bulletin issued by the section states that the rivers, including Koshi, Narayani, Karnali and tributaries of Mahakali, were expected to witness water levels rise significantly and even reach the danger mark.

Similarly, the water level in other rivers originating from Chure and Mahabharata ranges in the eastern region, including Biring, Kankai, Kamala, Khado, Gagan, Raatu and Bagmati, are expected to cross the danger level.

According to the section, some of the aforementioned rivers are likely to be swollen tomorrow.