Water level in Rapti River surging due to incessant rain, authorities urge for precaution

Published On: October 6, 2022 09:37 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BANKE, Oct 6: The Rapti River has crossed the danger mark following incessant rainfall since Tuesday night. At Kusum, the water level in the swollen river has crossed the 6.32 meters mark. The river is considered reaching the danger mark when the water level reaches 5.40 meters. 

The water level in the Rapti River was measured at 6.32 meters at 6:30 AM today, the measurement center at Banke stated. The water level in the river is likely to increase further as it has been raining continuously, said Rupan Gyawali, information officer for the District Emergency Operations Center.  

Phattepur, Gangapur, Holiya, Betahani, Kamdi Gaun, among other places downstream of the Rapti River are at increased risk of flooding due to this. 

In view of the risk, the District Disaster Management Committee, through a notice on Wednesday evening, urged the people in the settlements near the river to adopt high precautions. 

Various places in Banke district are waterlogged due to the incessant rainfall. Most areas in Nepalgunj, Kohalpur and Khajura Bazar are waterlogged, causing inconvenience to the people.


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