IRRIGATION & WATER WAGE DEPARTMENT, HOOGHLY

INTRODUCTION  

The geographical area of the District Hooghly is 3,314 Sq.km. and the Population is 51 lakh (approx). This District consists of 4 nos. Sub-Division, i.e.-Chinsurah, Chandannagar, Srirampur & Arambag. There are 23 nos. Police Station, 18 nos Block, 12 nos Mumicipality & 1 no. Corporation. Hooghly District is mainly affected by flood disaster. Some blocks of this district are flood prone. The flood prone Blocks are Khanakul, Arambag, Pursuah, Tarakeswar, Jangipara, Goghat & Balagrah. The moderate flood affected Blicks ae Sungur, Dhaniakhali, Pandua, Polba & Haripal. Disaster in these Blocds are Simgir.Dhaniakhali, Pandua, Polba & Haripal. Disaster in these Blocks comes through the river Damodar, Mundeswari, Darakeswar & Bhagirathi. For the  purpose of flood management Irrigation & waterways Department takes necessary action depending upon the situation. Within the scope of this management, all the river embankments & hydraulic structures are reviewed prior to monsoon to ensure the safety against flood distress. Besides this, palliative measures are taken during the flood time to restore the crisis if any occurres tp the embankment. River embankment, as well as the structures which are covered within the disaster management programme is described here under.

RIVER & RIVER EMBANKMENT

To guide the uncontrolled flow in the major rivers of Hooghly District, different embankments were prepared since long which area as follows :-
Schidule ‘D’ Embankment maintained by Hooghly Irrigation Division :-
SL. NO. RIVER DISTRICT POLICE STATION LENGTH IN   K.M. 
1 Darakeswar right Hooghly Goghat 6.50
Paschi Medinipur Ghatal 5.00
2 Darakeswar left Hooghly Arambag & Khanakul 23.50
3 Shaikpur circuit Hooghly Arambag & Khanakul 11.50
Paschi Medinipur Ghatal 6.00
4 Damoda right Burdwan Jamalpur 15.50
Hooghly Pursurah 24.50
5 Damodar left Hooghly Tarakeswar & Jangipara 14.50

                                                                                   Total :-  

107.00
Flood embankment maintained by Hooghly irrigation   Division :-
Sl. No. RIVER DISTRICT POLICE STATION LENGTH IN   K.M. 
1 Cut-Kunti Channel (both banks) Hooghly Bhadreswar & Singur 20.00
2 Ghea (both banks) Hooghly Singur, Polba-Dadpur & Haripal 42.00
3 Kana (both banks) Hooghly Haripal & singur 22.00
4 Lower Kedarmati (both banks) Hooghly Polba-Dadpur 20.00
5 I.K.S.K.S. (Ilsurah, Kedarmati, soa, Kunti Saraswati system (both banks) Hooghly Mogra, Polbe-Dadpur & Pandua 70.00
Hooghly Memari 22.00
The total length of flood embankment is 399.50 km. controlled by I & W Department

RIVER LENGTH IN HOOGHLY DISTRICT

SL. NO.  RIVER  LENGTH IN   K.M. 
1 Bhagirathi (western bank) 72.00
2 Damodaar 30.40
3 Mundeswari 41.60
4 Darakeswar 46.40
5 Sankari 17.60
6 Ghea-Kunti 59.56
7 Dakntia 31.03
8 Kana-Julkia 24.15
9 Saraswati 31.21
10 Ilsurah-Kedarmoti 66.98
11 Cut-Kunti Channel 11.00
12 Dankuni Khal 29.90
13 Ghungir Khal
14 Baidyabati khal
Total :- 461.83

WATER LEVEL IN DIFFERENT MAJOR RIVERS

Sl. No.   RIVER / SPOT P.D.L in mm D.L in mm E.D.L in mm 
1 Mundeswari at Harinkhola 12.19 12.80 13.41
2 Damodaar at champadanga 12.28 12.89 13.50
3 Darakeswar at arambag 16.16 17.22 17.83
4 Darakeswar at Shaikpur 11.12 11.75 12.35
5 Bhagirathi at Swarupganj 7.83 8.44 9.05
6 Bhagirathi at Tribeni 7.00 8.00 9.00

VULNERABLE SPOTS

The vulnerable spots as have located which are sensitive zone during high flood period. I & W Deptt. Is always alert for any palliative measure at these spots.

SL. NO. SENSITIVE ZONE RIVER NAME OF THE BANK / EMBANKMENT NAME OF THE SPOT   NAME OF THE BLOCK / P.S.   DISTRICT 
1 Mundeswari Damodar Right bank Beguahana Jamalpur Burdwan
2 Mundeswari Damodar Right bank Amarpur Jamalpur Burdwan
3 Mundeswari Damodar Right bank Shiali Jamalpur Burdwan
4 Mundeswari Damodar Right bank Baikantapur Pursurah Hooghly
5 Mundeswari Damodar Right bank Khusigongh Pursurah Hooghly
6 Mundeswari Damodar Right bank Jangalpara Pursurah Hooghly
7 Mundeswari Damodar Right bank Harihar Pursurah Hooghly
8 Mundeswari Damodar Right bank Sreerampur Pursurah Hooghly
9 Mundeswari Damodar Right bank Ankri Fatapur Pursurah Hooghly
10 Mundeswari Damodar Left bank Brindabanpur chak Jangipara Hooghly
11 Mundeswari Damodar Left bank Akna Senpur Jangipara Hooghly
12 Mundeswari Damodar Left bank Pospur Jangipara Hooghly
13 Mundeswari Damodar  Right bank Tatisal Khanakul-I Hooghly
14 Mundeswari Mundeswari  Right bank Madanpur Khanakul-I Hooghly
15 Mundeswari Mundeswari  Right bank Durgapur Khanakul-I Hooghly
16 Mundeswari Mundeswari  Right bank Amarpur Khanakul-I Hooghly
17 Mundeswari Mundeswari Left bank Balipur Khanakul-I Hooghly
18 Arambag Daraleswar Left bank Chandra Arambag Hooghly
19 Arambag Daraleswar Right bank Kalipur & Haripur Arambag Hooghly
20 Arambag Daraleswar ATP embankment Kalipur Bridge to Sishuguchha School at Arambag Arambag Hooghly
21 Arambag Daraleswar ATP embankment Sweeper’s colony to Burning ghat at arambag Arambag Hooghly
22 Arambag Daraleswar Left bank Salepur Paschimpara Arambag Hooghly
23 Arambag Daraleswar Shaikpur circuit embankment Gujrat to Bondiour Khanakul-1 Hooghly
24 Arambag Sankari (Jhumi) Right embankmednt Udayrajpur area Goghat-1 Hooghly
25 Arambag Sankari (Jhumi) Left embankment (Shaikpur circuit0 Balarampur area Ghatal Paschim Medinipur
26 Arambag Sankari (Jhumi) Right embankment Srimantapur to Ghatal Paschim Medinipur
27 Arambag Sankari (Jhumi) Left embankment (Shaikpur circuit) Srimantapur to Balarampur to Kamaardanga Ghatal Paschim Medinipur
28 Arambag Daraleswar Left embankment Manikpat to Pratiharpaara including Doharkundu Arambag Hooghly
29 Arambag Daraleswar Left embankment Raghunathpur bazaar to Bondipur (Moyal) Khanakul-1 Hooghly
30 Arambag Daraleswar Left embankment (Shaikpur circuit) Basantabati & Harighat Arambag Hooghly
31 Arambag Sankari (Jhumi) Right embankment   Sowai Ghatal Paschim Medinipur
32 Arambag Daraleswar Shaikpur circuit   Mohishgoal, baraberia, dongal Arambag & khanakul-1 Hooghly
33 Chinsurah Bhagirathi Right bank Sundalpur Balagarh Hooghly
34 Chinsurah Bhagirathi Right bank Chandra Balagarh Hooghly
35 Chinsurah Bhagirathi Right bank Baneswarpur Balagarh Hooghly
36 Chinsurah Bhagirathi Right bank Milangarh Balagarh Hooghly
37 Chinsurah Bhagirathi Right bank Balikalitala Balagarh Hooghly

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