Heavy Rain In Odisha: 4 Hirakud Gates To Be Opened Today To Release Water

Sambalpur: Hirakud dam authorities plan to open four sluice gates on Monday to release excess water from the reservoir following heavy rainfall. The gates will be opened in a phased manner from 10 am.

The water level in the reservoir stood at 629.27 ft at 6 am on Monday against the storage capacity of 630 ft. While the inflow is 91,508 cusecs of water, the outflow is 40,680 cusecs.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD)’s regional centre in Bhubaneswar has warned of heavy rainfall from Monday till Thursday in the state under the influence of a possible low-pressure area that is likely to form over northwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal off Odisha-West Bengal coasts.

Orange warning for very heavy rainfall has been issued from 8.30 am September 19 till 8.30 am September 20.

Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Ganjam and Puri districts have been sounded with orange warning on September 19 while the same warning has been issued for Balangir, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Sonepur and Nayagarh on September 20, and for Bargarh, Balangir and Nuapada districts on September 21.

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