BHARATPUR: The water level in the Narayani river has crossed a dangerous mark following incessant rain since the last three days. It is estimated that the river’s water levels will continue to rise as rainfall continues in areas around the river.
Chief hydrologist at the Narayani Basin Field Office in Bharatpur, Ram Bikesh Raya, said that water levels were at 8.08 meters at 10:30 am this morning, considered to be a dangerous level, with water discharging at 10,229 cubic metres per second.
The water levels in the river were the highest on July 2, a new record set in 44 years. The levels then measured 9.91 metres at 9 am, and the water discharge was 14,779 cubic metres per second.
Prior to this on August 5, 1974, the water level in the river had reached 10.1 metres, with discharge at 15 thousand 300 cubic metres per second. The increment of the water level in the river has had its effect on the Bharatpur Metropolitan City and Nawalpur areas. Metropolis Chief Renu Dahal said that people have been urged to adopt high alertness in areas close to the river.