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Water level of Padma will rise during next 24 hours

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A swollen Padma carrying the extra load of flood waters of the Bihar state of India down the Ganges and triggered floods in north western and southwestern regions may continue to rise slightly during the next 24 hours, flood forecasting and warning centre (FFWC) said yesterday.The Padma on retreat after its normal cycle of floods again left thousands trapped in flood waters in Chapai Nawabganj, Rajshahi and Kushtia districts as it came under the sudden release of all the gates of the Farakka Barrage to Bangladesh to relieve Bihar floods.
It the also led to swelling further to the Gorai in Kamarkhali and Hardinge bridge points in Kushtia and Kobadak in Jessore which is linked to the Padma down the Gorai through an intricate channel of irrigation canals of the Ganges-Kobadak project.
The Gorai at Kumarkhali in Kushtia rose by 1cm flowing nine cm above its danger level .
The Kobadak was flowing 112cm above its danger level after marking a fall of three cm.

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