SOLO - The main road connecting Ngawi an Bojonegoro in the district Padangan in Ngawi is started to get flooded by waters from the Bengawan Solo river over a length of one kilometer. The water now reaches heights of half a meter. This causes flooding of some 14.000 homes in the district and forces thousands of people to be evacuated. The water level of the river rose even further on Friday morning, reaching 15.33 meter in Bojonegoro. The water-level is expected to rise even further.
The water-level of the Bengawan Solo in the village of Karangnongko in te district of Ngraho, some 80 kilometers upstream reached some 31.67 meters. According to a coordinator of the Center of Resources for the region of Solo in Bojonegoro, Moelyono, the flooding of the Bengawan Solo is still quite controlable.