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.