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India: South West Monsoon 2005 - Flood Situation Report 4 Aug 2005

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A comprehensive status report on the flood situation in different parts of the country is given below:

INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT

During past 24 hours:

Yesterday's well marked low pressure area over Gangetic West Bengal now lies as a low pressure area over Jharkhand and neighbourhood. This has caused moderate rainfall at many places with isolated heavy falls over Gangetic west Bengal, Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

Yesterday's upper air cyclonic circulation over south Rajasthan and Gujarat now lies over Gujarat. This has caused moderate rainfall over Gujarat region, Konkan & Goa and Madhya Maharashtra.

Forecast valid for next 24 hours

Enhanced rainfall with isolated heavy falls likely over Orissa, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and east Madhya Pradesh. Rainfall activity may increase over Madhya Pradesh and adjoining Uttar Pradesh subsequently.

Moderate rainfall likely to continue over Gujarat state, Konkan & Goa and Madhya Maharashtra with isolated heavy falls.

CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION

According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 3rd August 2005, there are No Unprecedented or High flood sites. There are 01 Moderate and 16 Low flood situation sites.

The details of the moderate flood site are as under:

1. River Brahmaputra at Dibrugarh (Assam) is flowing at 104.89 m against the danger level of 104.24 m with a steady trend.

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