Warning: Major rivers, including Ayeyawady River, expected to continue rising water level

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology issued a warning regarding the water levels in major rivers, particularly the Ayeyawady River, in the third week of July. The forecast indicates that these rivers may continue to rise above their current levels.
In Myitkyina, Bhamo, Shwegu, Katha, and Thabeikkyin, the water level of the Ayeyawady River is three to five feet higher than usual. In other areas like Mandalay, Sagaing, Myinmu, Pakokku, NyaungU, Chauk, Minbu, Magway, Aunglan, Pyay, Seiktha, Hinthada, and Zalun, the water levels may rise by approximately one to two feet.
Similarly, the Chindwin River’s water levels in Hkhamti, Homalin, Phaungpyin, Mawlaik, Kalewa, Mingin, Kani, and Monywa may rise by half to two feet. In the Kalay area, the Myittha River’s water level is about three feet higher than usual.
The Dohtawadi River is expected to rise by about one and a half to two feet in Hsipaw, Shwesayan, and Myitnge. Sittoung River’s water levels in Toungoo and Madauk are about three to three and a half feet higher than usual, and the Shwegyin River’s water level will rise by three feet in Shwegyin.
The Bago River’s water level in Zaungtu and Bago may increase by approximately one and a half to three feet. Meanwhile, the Thanlwin River in Hpa-an, Thaungyin River near Myawady, and Ngawun River in Ngathaingchaung, Thaboung, and Pathein are expected to rise by nearly one and a half to three feet.
The Toe River in Maubin will likely experience a rise of about two feet. Kalatan River is forecasted to increase by two to three feet in Paletwa and Kyauktaw, while Laymyo River is expected to rise by two feet in MraukU. Finally, the Bilin River’s water level in Bilin may rise by nearly four feet.
Residents in these areas are advised to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions as river levels may continue to rise beyond their usual heights. The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology is closely monitoring the situation to ensure public safety. — TWA/KZW

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