Flood Forecasting & Warning Centre
Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB)

Panchpukuria
Water Level : 2.85
Danger Level : 9.50
Parshuram
Water Level : 8.32
Danger Level : 13.00
Bhairabbazar
Water Level : 1.51
Danger Level : 6.25
Sheola
Water Level : 5.38
Danger Level : 13.50
Sylhet
Water Level : 2.72
Danger Level : 11.25
C-Nawabganj
Water Level : 12.60
Danger Level : 21.00
Goalondo
Water Level : 2.88
Danger Level : 8.65
Gorai-RB
Water Level : 3.99
Danger Level : 12.75
Hardinge-RB
Water Level : 5.72
Danger Level : 14.25
Bahadurabad
Water Level : 12.74
Danger Level : 19.50
Kaunia
Water Level : 26.17
Danger Level : 30.00
Kurigram
Water Level : 22.82
Danger Level : 26.50
Lakhpur
Water Level : 2.31
Danger Level : 5.80
Mymensingh
Water Level : 5.38
Danger Level : 12.50
Panchagarh
Water Level : 66.57
Danger Level : 70.75
Serajganj
Water Level : 6.41
Danger Level : 13.35

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At a Glance

  • Established as a permanent entity at 8th floor WAPDA Building, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka-1000, in 1972.
  • Additional Director General (Planning), Chief Engineer, Hydrology and Superintending Engineer, Processing & Flood Forecasting Circle as controlling and supervising office.
  • Total approved number of professional: 22 nos.
  • Received UNDP/WMO assistance during 1981 to 1986 and 1989 to 1992.
  • Danida (Denmark) technical & financial assistance during 1995 to 1997 and 2000 to 2005.
  • Currently implementing 5 years duration “Strengthening FFWCs’ Early Warning Capacity” during 2010 to 2014 under CDMP-II, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, supported by the UNDP.
  • On-going research activity during 2012 to 2017 entitled “Enhancing Early Warning System for Community Based Response in Bangladesh”, technical partner RIMES, supported by USAID through CARE-Bangladesh under Shouhardo-II Programme.
  • On-going research activity during December 2012 to December 2014 entitled “Applying Remote Sensing Technology in River Basin Management”, technical partner JAXA and IWM, supported by ADB, TAPP:TA8074 (grant).
  • Operates "Flood information Centre" as National Focal Point in connection with Flood Disaster Management.

Functions:

A.     Data Collection

  • Mobile telephone.
  • Voice data (HF Wireless network).
  • Satellite Imagery (GMS, NOAA, IMD).
  • Online data from Bangladesh Meteorological Department(BMD, IMD, RIMES), including satellite and rainfall radar data.
  • Received upper catchment water level data on limited stations from CWC, India.

 

B.      Satellite Imagery

  • Monitoring of cloud & depression movements, precipitation estimation from cloud temperature analysis
  • Cyclone monitoring

 

C.      Real Time Data Management

  • GIS based map display showing water level and rainfall status (Flood Watch)
  • Data entry & processing
  • Automatic data exchange to and from forecasting model
  • Display of forecast water levels
  • Generation of flood forecast bulletins
  • Generation of flood status at local administrative unit (Upazila) level
  • Flood statistics generation

 

D.     Flood Forecast Model

Basis:

One dimensional fully hydrodynamic model (MIKE 11 HD) incorporating all major rivers and floodplains. This is linked to a lumped conceptual rainfall-runoff model (MIKE 11 RR) which generates inflows from catchments within the country.

Details:

  • Catchment Area = 82,000 sq-km.
  • Total length of modelled rivers = 7270 km.
  • No. of catchments =216
  • Total number of water level observed stations=85
  • Total number of forecast stations = 54
  • Total number of rainfall observed stations=56
  • Flood maps generated from model results via GIS link to model (MIKE 11 GIS)

Output:

  • Daily monsoon bulletin & river situation report
  • Water Level monitoring at 84 locations
  • Rainfall monitoring at 59 locations
  • River Water Level deterministic forecasts for 24, 48, 72, 96 and 120 hours at 54 locations
  • Probabilistic 10-daily water level forecast (limited places and experimental basis) at 38 locations
  • Structure based forecast at 4 locations
  • Warning messages
  • Special flood situation report
  • Flood forecast maps
  • Interactive Voice Response (IVR) through mobile (mobile no 10941)
  • Lobby display in Bangla
  • Monthly flood report
  • Dry season bulletin (weekly)
  • Annual Flood Report

Dissemination Through:

  • Web-site
  • E-mail
  • Fax, Telephone
  • Media; News paper, Radio & Television
  • Lobby display
  • IVR ( Dial Number: 10941)

Distribution:

  • President's Office
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief
  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Department of Agricultural Extension
  • Department of Disaster Management
  • Army Headquarters
  • Arm Forces Division, PMO office
  • Public Information Department
  • Government Departments
  • Disaster Management Information Centre (DMIC) and NDRCC
  • District Disaster Management Committees (DDMC) and a limited number of Upazila DMC
  • News Agencies - Radio & TV
  • NGO's & International Organizations (WFP, UNDP, Red Crescent etc.)
  • Foreign embassies and consulates in Dhaka
  • Development Partners
  • Research Organizations
  • Field Wireless Stations
  • And other agencies and organizations on request