Monday, 27 September, 2021

This year's biggest flood in Bagmati, water level below danger mark


By Janarjan Khatri, Sarlahi, June 3: The water level in the Bagmati River, which flows through the border of Sarlahi and Rautahat, has started declining, which has brought the sign of relief to the locals.

The water level in the Bagmati River had crossed the danger mark owing to the incessant rainfall of Saturday morning.

According to the measurement taken at Padhera Dobhan Hydrology Center in Bagmati at 12:30 pm on Saturday, the water level was around the alert level.

The danger level of water in Bagmati is considered to be around six meters. The water level of the Bagmati River had reached 6.8 meters and crossed the danger level at 10 am on Saturday because of the incessant level.

Prabin Bhattarai, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Area Police Office, Karmaiya, Bagmati, said that the water level in the river has been decreasing as the rainfall has slightly decreased.

According to locals, the flood of Bagmati was the biggest of this year. Now all the gates of Bagmati Dam are open. Settlements in the lower part of Sarlahi and Rautahat have been inundated due to the rising water levels in Bagmati.

Bhumishwor Pokharel, Acting Chief District Officer of Sarlahi, said that no information about the incurred losses has been received so far. Pokharel said that there was no loss of life despite reports of destruction of houses in various places.

The district administration and other government offices and some private houses in the district headquarters Malangawa have been inundated due to the rain since Tuesday night.

Three dozen houses in Malangawa Municipality-5, Mikrani of Bhadsar and Yadav Tol have been flooded due to rain and flood in the Lakhandehi River.

Similarly, police outposts in Parsa, Aurahi and other places have also been inundated.

Acting Spokesperson of the District Police Office Sarlahi and Inspector of Police, Krishna Giri said that details of the loss of property and lives, as well as flood incurred losses, are being undertaken from all over the district.

Meanwhile, rainfall has stopped in Sarlahi on Saturday afternoon and the sun has started to come out, indicating the normalcy in people’s life.