September 26, 2017

DMH releases water level updates

Swollen Chindwin River threats people liviing near it with floods.
Swollen Chindwin River threats people liviing near it with floods.

THE Department of Meteorology and Hydrology announced, according to the 12:30 hr MST observation yesterday, that the water levels of the Chindwin River have risen by about 2 feet and six inches around Mawlaik, about one foot around Kalewa, one foot and six inches around Minkin and about six inches around Monywa above their respective danger levels.
The water levels may fall below their danger levels during the next two days, added the
department.
Moreover, the department predicted flood conditions above danger level, saying that the water level of the Chindwin River has risen beyond the danger threshold by about three feet around Kani.
It may fall about one foot and six inches over the next two days but still remain above its danger level, added the department.
According to its 12:30 hr MST observation yesterday, the department said that the water level of the Ngawun River around Ngathaing Chaung has exceeded the danger level by about six inches.
It may continue to rise about six inches over the next two days and may remain above its danger level, department said.
The department advised people settled near the river bank and low-lying areas along the Ngawun River to take precautionary measures.

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