Hirakud to release 1st phase of water on July 23, people cautioned through public address system

Hirakud dam is all set to release the first phase of water on July 23. The people in low-lying areas have been cautioned through public address system. 

Sambalpur: Hirakud dam is all set to release the first phase of water on July 23. The people in low-lying areas have been cautioned through public address system.

The Hirakud dam authorities will release the first phase of flood water said reliable reports on Friday. People were cautioned against loitering on the banks of the Mahanadi river.

It is worth mentioning that since there is regular rain in the upper catchment area the water level in the reservoir is on the rise with each passing day.

The water level of the Hirakud Dam is continuously rising after continuous rain has been experienced in the upper catchment area, said reports.

The water level of Hirakud Dam is increasing due to rain. Every second, 1,37,952 cusecs of flood water is entering the reservoir, while 39,285 cusecs of water is discharged on Wednesday.

At present the water level of the reservoir is at 609 feet. However, now there is no possibility of opening the gate, said the chief engineer of Hirakud said.

According to reports, the water level of Hirakud Reservoir is increasing due to rain in the upper catchment area.

Whereas on Tuesday every second, 90,121 cusecs of flood water is entering the reservoir while 39,000 cusecs of water is being discharged

The water level of the reservoir was 607 feet yesterday. Further, detailed reports awaited in the matter.

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