Teesta water flowing above danger level in Nilphamari

The water level of the Teesta River in Nilphamari is flowing above the danger level following heavy rainfall and onrush water from upstream. According to the source of Flood Forecasting warning Center of Water Development Board, “Water level at Dalia point of the Teesta river crossed the danger mark around 3 am and is flowing 20cm above its danger mark around 9 am.
The low-lying areas in Jaldhaka and Dimla Upapzilas have been flooded due to the rise in the water level of the river.
Meanwhile, 44 water gates of Teesta Barrage have been kept open to control the flow of water.
Rabiul Islam, the executive engineer of the Dalia division of the Water Development Board, Nilphamari, said the water of the Teesta River has been flowing above the danger level from 9 am today due to heavy rains in the last three days, reports UNB from NIlphamari.