All gates of the Gandak and Saptakoshi Barrages have been opened following increased water flow due to incessant rainfall in the region.

In Nawalparasi, the Gandak Barrage, situated in Binayi Triveni Rural Municipality-7, saw all 36 of its gates opened early this morning. According to Kashinath Harijan, Liaison Officer of the Gandak Barrage, the decision was made after the water flow in the Narayani River exceeded the warning levels, reaching a measured flow of 440,750 cusecs at 7:00 AM. This measure was taken after flooding was reported in the Baguban area of Binayi Triveni-1.

The high water levels also caused disruptions on the East-West Highway, with fallen trees blocking the south section of Nawalparasi (Bardghat-Sustapurva). Deputy Superintendent of Police Bed Bahadur Paudel confirmed that the blockage occurred near Bishwakarma Temple in Daunne.

Similarly, the Saptakoshi River’s water level has continued to rise, prompting the opening of 41 sluice gates at the Koshi Barrage. The Saptakoshi Water Measurement Center reported a water flow of 316,800 cusecs at 6:00 AM, surpassing the alert level. Authorities have urged residents living near the Saptakoshi River banks to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.