Odisha: Four More Gates Of Hirakud Dam Closed

Sambalpur: Four more sluice gates of Hirakud dam have been closed. The dam authorities decided to close the gates as water inflow has reduced.

Only 24 gates have been opened to discharge the floodwater from the reservoir now.

The current inflow of water is 884 cusec/second while the outflow is 5,28,61 cusec/second.

Till the last reports came in, the water level in the dam reportedly stood at 625.91 feet against the optimal storage capacity of 630 feet.

Earlier, the dam authorities had opened as many as 46 gates to release the flood water.

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