Two gates of Hirakud Dam closed today

Sambalpur: In view of decreasing water level at the Hirakud dam, two more gates of the reservoir have been closed on Wednesday morning.

Currently, floodwater is being released through two sluice gates of the reservoir, informed Hirakud Dam official.

The water level of Hirakud dam reservoir stood at 619.29 feet at 7 AM today, while the dam has a capacity of holding water up to 630 feet, he added.

The closure of the gates has also brought a sigh of relief for the residents of low-lying areas of the Mahanadi river bank, who were living in constant fear of flooding.

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