Hirakud dam releases season’s first floodwater

Water from the Hirakud dam is getting released from three flood gates on the right side of the dam and two on the left.

Sambalpur: Heavy rainfall in the upper catchment areas have caused a significant rise in water levels. In order to control the situation, the flood water is is being discharged through five floodgates of Hirakud Dam.

Currently, Hirakud Dam’s water level stands at 614.49 feet. The dam has been releasing 1,17,126 cusecs of water into the Mahanadi river in order to manage an inflow of 93,061 cusecs of water.

The flood water release which commenced yesterday, involves discharging water through three flood gates on the right side of the dam and two on the left.

The districts along the coast of Mahanadi river have been placed on high alert. The local administration is actively raising awareness among the people to ensure safety.

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