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Odisha: 10 Gates of Hirakud Dam Open, Jalaka River Crosses Danger Level

27 August 2019


Bhubaneswar: Subsequent low pressure in Bay of Bengal has led to severe rainfall in the State. As a result, 10 gates of Hirakud dam have been opened to release flood water.

Status of Hirakud Reservoir (at 9 AM on August 27)

Reservoir Level: 623.73 Rising

Full Reservoir Level: 630ft

Avg Inflow: 2,05,047 Cusecs

Avg Outflow: 1,27,724 Cusecs 

Discharge at Khairmal: 2,10,000 Cusecs

Discharge at Barmul: 1,39,250 Cusecs

Discharge at Mundali: 1,16,000 Cusecs

Six gates were opened at 6 AM, but as water levels at Jalaka River kept rising, it was decided that another four gates would be opened.

Resultantly, Jalaka River is flowing above the danger level of 5.50 meters at 6.48 meters and is rising as per the latest reports. Apart from Jalaka, Mahanadi, Ib, Baitarani at Anandapur, Burhabalanga at NH5, and Subarnarekha at Rajghat are also rising. But they are yet to reach near the prescribed danger levels and administrators are keeping an eye on them.