Saturday, August 1, 2015

River levels far above danger levels

The level of Ayeyawady, Chindwin and other rivers have exceeded warning levels by up to 143cm with no change due for around three days, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.
The Ayeyawady reached its warning level in Hinthada on July 31 and is now 10cm above that level. 
The Chindwin rose to its warning level in Kalewa on July 29 and went on to exceed the limit by 143cm.
The Thanlyin hit its danger level in Hpa-an on July 28 eventually reached 92cm above that marker.
The Sittaung water hit its level on July 30 and exceeded the level by 115cm.
The Pathein hit its level in Ngathaingchaung on July 27 and has exceeded that level by 57cm.
Heavy rains are expected throughout August. 
“River water may rise in August. Floods mostly occur during this month. The monsoon wind is different from the previous years. It is equally strong in Rakhine State and Tanintharyi Region,” said Kyaw Moe Oo, the department’s deputy director.
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