The water flow in the Koshi River on Monday rose to the highest of this year, signaling danger, national news agency reports.
Unrelenting rainfall since Sunday evening has risen the water flow to the maximum level, putting the dilapidated Koshi barrage bridge at risk.
The water level flowing through Koshi barrage was 312,780 cusec per second at 4:15 pm on Monday, Sub-Inspector at Koshi Barrage Police Post Prem Yadav
told the news agency.
Due to huge water flow, 43 out of 56 floodgates of the barrage have been opened and siren has been rung to signal danger as well as a red flag has been hoisted, Yadav said.
The Monday's water level in the Koshi is nearly double than last year´s 163,000 cusec on Aug. 18 during which the flooded river had breached the eastern embankment at Paschim Kusaha in Sunsari and caused havoc in eastern Terai and neighboring Bihar state of India.
The floods claimed the lives of hundreds of people on both sides of the border and rendered thousands more homeless. nepalnews.com