Rain situation in Bihar worsens; many rivers cross danger mark

by IANS |

Patna, Aug 3 (IANS) Incessant rain for the past one week has worsened the situation in Bihar with rivers crossing the danger level mark and entering the villages in several districts.

The rivers in spat are -- Kosi, Kamla Balan, Gandak, Bagmati and Mahananda.

According to the Central Water Commission (CWC), the Baghmati crossed danger level mark by 65 cm at Benibad, Kamla Balan river by 30 cm in Jay Nagar and 51 cm in Jhanjharpur in Madhubani district.

Kosi river is flowing 134 cm above danger level at Basua in Supaul district and 37 cm above at Baltara in Khagaria district.

Mahananda river is in spate in Kishanganj's Tayyabpur and Dhegra Ghat in Purnea district.

Parman river is flowing 43 cm above danger level in Araria.

Since Bihar is low lying, water accumulates in these rivers also due to the heavy rainfall in Nepal.

The met department has recorded an average 50 cm rainfall in the majority of the districts of North Bihar in the last 24 hours. Valmiki Nagar received 68 cm, Chanpatia 90 cm, Samastipur 84 cm, Rosera 70 cm, Dumariaghat 91 cm, Khagaria 54 cm and Benibad 68 cm.

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