Following several days of nonstop rain, the water level in the Koshi River, the country’s largest river, continues to rise. This morning, the highest water level of the year was recorded.
At 9 a.m. today, the water flow in the Koshi Barrage was measured to be 231 thousand 515 Cusecs. The water flow at 12 a.m. on Friday was 155 thousand 775 Cusecs, according to the Barrage Control Room.
The local administration has also warned residents living near the river’s edge to take precautions. Constant rainfall in the mountainous and hilly regions has flooded the Koshi river’s tributaries, resulting in the river’s rising water level.
Overnight Friday, the river’s flow increased by 24 thousand 995 cubic feet. The river’s water level is expected to rise as rain continues to fall in the mountainous and hilly regions upstream.
Meanwhile, due to a lack of drainage of rainwater and seepage water from the Koshi river, more than 300 houses in Hanumannagar Kankalini municipality have become waterlogged. The municipality’s Wards 9, 10, 11, and 12 have been inundated as a result, according to mayor Shailesh Kumar Saha.
Similarly, around 200 houses in Saptakosi municipality’s Ward Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 in Saptari district have become waterlogged as water from swollen Triyuga, Amaha, Tengra, Gangajali, and Satarapatara rivulets gushed into the settlements, according to municipality mayor Uttam Gautam. The flooded Triyuga River has begun to erode the municipality’s embankment between Wards 2 and 3.