In view of forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall in Eastern UP and Madhya Pradesh and other catchment areas of Ganga, the river is likely to flow in “high to unprecedented” flood situation in some districts of UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal over next 1-5 five days. According to a Union Water Resources Ministry statement, Ganga’s tributaries including Yamuna, Tons and Sone are likely to flow in “low to moderate” situation in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand during the period.
“During the next 1-5 days, river Ganga is likely to flow in high to unprecedented flood situation in the districts of Ghazipur and Balia in Uttar Pradesh; Patna, Munger and Bhagalpur in Bihar; Sahibganj in Jharkhand and Murshidabad in West Bengal. The river is likely to flow in moderate to high flood situation in Allahabad, Mirzapur and Varanasi districts of UP,” the Ministry cautioned.
Yamuna is likely to flow in “low to moderate” flood situation in Allahabad and Banda districts of UP. River Ken may flow in “moderate to high” flood situation in Banda and also in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh, the statement said. The Ministry said Sone is likely to flow in “low to moderate” flood situation in Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh, Chandauli district in UP and Rohtas and Patna districts in Bihar.
River Koel is predicted to flow in “moderate to high” flood situation in Palmau district in Jharkhand. In West Bengal, river Damodar and its tributaries will get “good inflows” in to all dams in DVC system and its releases from these rivers may cause “low to moderate” flood situation in Bardhaman and Hooghly districts.
River Kangsabati is likely to get inflow in to Kangsabati dam and the river also may flow in “low to moderate” flood situation in East Medhinipur district, the statement reads.
“River Subarnarekha is likely to flow in moderate to high flood situation in east Singhbhum district in Jharkhand, Mayurbanj and Balasore districts in Odisha and West Medhinipur district in West Bengal,” it said.