Water levels in several rivers reaching flood stage: DMC | Daily News


Water levels in several rivers reaching flood stage: DMC

The water levels in several main rivers are rising to flood stage due to the prevailing heavy showers, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said yesterday.

The DMC said the water level in the Kalu Ganga was rising and, if showers were to continue, Ratnapura may experience floods.

The water level in the Gin Ganga, too, has risen—and the water levels were reaching a level that called for caution at Thawalama, the DMC stated.

The DMC urged the public residing downstream of these rivers to be vigilant.

Meanwhile, the Meteorology Department said yesterday that showers would continue during the next 24 hours.

Thundershowers would occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern, and North-Western provinces.

Heavy falls above 100mm are likely at some places in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and the Galle and Kalutara districts.

Fairly heavy falls of about 75mm are likely at some places in North-Western Province and the Colombo, Gampaha, Matara, and Hambantota districts, the Meteorology Department said.

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