As Rain Pounds Upper Catchments, Medium Flood Most Likely In Baitarani: Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday said due to heavy rains in the upper catchments medium flood is most likely in Baitarani river.

Briefing mediapersons here, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said the water level of Baitarani at Anandpur in Keonjhar and Akhuapada in Bhadrak district has crossed the danger mark.

At Anandpur the water was flowing at 38.50 metres against the danger mark of 38.36 metres by 11 am while at Akhuapada it was 17.92 metres against the danger mark of 17.83 metres.

Stating that the water level at Akhuapada and Anandpur is most likely go up to 19-20 metres and 40.85 metres respectively due to heavy rainfall in Keonjhar district, Jena said the process for evacuation of the people along the riverside areas in the two districts has already started.

“The administration in Jajpur and Bhadrak districts are ready to tackle the flash flood while the Water Resources department is keeping a close watch on the river embankments,” he added.

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