At any time, the Teesta water can cross the danger line and cause floods. Hundreds of acres of land in the Teesta Char have already been submerged due to rising river levels. 44 water gates of Teesta Barrage have been opened.
According to local sources, the water of the river Teesta is increasing due to the upstream water and the rains of Ashar. As a result, water has started entering the localities including Purbachhatnai, Khagakharibari, Tepakharibari, Khalisha Chapani, Jhunagach Chapani, Dowabari, Golmunda, Shaulmari and Kaimari areas of Dimla upazila of Nilphamari.
Some farmers of Jharshingeshwar Char in Teesta said that the seedbed of paddy was submerged in water and the seedbed was damaged. Now the farmers are worried about planting paddy in the monsoon season.
In this regard, the executive engineer of Dahlia Division said, ‘The water of Teesta has increased due to upstream water and rain. If the water level continues to rise, there is a risk of flood. We have opened 44 switch gates of Teesta Barrage. The danger is expected to be exacerbated at night.’
The gauge reader at Dahlia Point said, the Teesta water continues to rise as the upstream slope continues. We have learned through wireless at Domohoni Teesta point in India that they have issued a yellow signal at Domohani point in India. They have declared a yellow signal as the Teesta water has risen at that point in India as well.