Heavy showers at a number of locations within the already flooded North Bihar districts are set to complicate the sufferings of marooned individuals with rivers originating from Nepal more likely to swell additional and pose risk to their security embankments.
As monsoon grew to become energetic once more in Bihar, Sursand, a township of Sitamahri that borders Nepal, obtained 189.50 mm rain by Monday afternoon. Very heavy rain additionally lashed Madhwapur in Madhubani, whereas reasonable to heavy rain occurred at many locations in north-central elements of Bihar throughout the previous 24 hours, stated officers at Patna Meteorological Centre on Monday.
The embankment of Gandak caved in at many locations in Gopalganj and East Champaran on July 24 following heavy discharge from Nepal by way of Valmikinagar barrage and about 200 mm rain in its catchment areas of the 2 districts.
A Met division official, Shatrughan Kumar Mandal, stated, “A monsoon trough crossing Jharkhand and West Bengal is shifting in the direction of the Bay of Bengal. Moreover, a low-pressure space fashioned over the Bay of Bengal is more likely to intensify. Beneath the affect, south districts of Bihar are more likely to expertise enhanced rain exercise for subsequent two days.”
In line with the water assets division (WRD) launch, many rivers together with Ganga and Gandak, Burhi Gandak, Bagmati and Kosi continued to stream above the hazard degree (DL) at varied factors alongside their course, thus exerting large stress on their embankments at totally different areas. “Our engineers are sustaining around the clock vigil to hold out flood safety work and avert the catastrophe,” stated a senior officer of WRD.
The rise in stream of water in Gandak and Sone from Valmikinagar and Indrapuri barrages respectively has posed risk of contemporary flooding in areas of Gopalganj, Saran, East Champaran and Bhojpur districts. Because the embankments on Gandak couldn’t be repaired and the river flowing above the hazard restrict at Dumariaghat, the floodwater from the river has engulfed dozens of recent villages on Monday. The discharge from Indrapuri barrage in Sone has crossed 1.27 lakh cusec on Monday once more.
Flood scenario within the state stays grim as majority of rivers together with Gandak, Burhi Gandak, Bagmati, Khiroi and Ghaghra proceed flowing above the hazard restrict in Gopalganj, Sitamahri, Muzaffapur, Darbhanga, Samastipur, Khagaria and Siwan. The Ganga was flowing about 18cm above the conventional degree at Gandhi Ghat in Patna, 35cm at Hatidah and 36cm above the hazard restrict at Kahalgaon. The present spell of floods has thus far affected a inhabitants of greater than 83.62 lakh of 1333 panchayats of 130 blocks of 16 districts.