Patna: There was marked improvement in
overall flood situation in Bihar with major rivers like
Bagmati, Kosi and Gandak receding along their course.
"There is marked improvement in the overall flood
situation in the state in absence of rains since yesterday,"
official sources said.
Central Water Commission report said Bagmati though
flowing 62 cm above the red mark at Benibad was receding.
Similarly, water level of Kosi flowing above the danger
mark at Baltara was likely to come down by 16 cm, 5 cm and 15
cm at Basua, Baltara and Kursela. Gandak was flowing 96 cm
down from the red mark at Revaghat and the river was likely to
recede further, the report said.
Burhi Gandak too was flowing 87 below the danger point
at Khagaria and its water level was to decrease by 22 cm
further tomorrow morning, it said. Mahananda too was flowing
56 cm and 76 cm below the red mark at Tengraghat and Jhawa,
the report said.
According to weather forecast, light rain was expected
in the catchment areas of the river by tomorrow evening.
The floods have so far rendered hundreds of people
homeless in Gopalganj, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi and Bagha.
Villagers have now now started returning to their villages
following improvement of situation, sources said.
Six persons have so far lost their lives in the recent
spell of flood in Bihar.