March 30, 2023

Hirakud dam to release season’s first flood water tomorrow

NFTV:Odisha:Sambalpur: Hirakud Dam will release the first flood water of the season from the reservoir tomorrow.  “The first flood water will be released between 10 am and 11 am tomorrow after the ceremonial prayer. “The first flood water will be released considering the quantity of inflow of water to the reservoir, The dam’s gates will be opened in view of the increased water inflow from the upstream due to heavy rainfall.

Meanwhile, the dam authorities have alerted the villagers in low lying areas of the Hirakud dam. The Collectors and Police Superintendents of Boudh and Subarnapur have also been advised to remain alert as the discharge of water from the Hirakud dam may trigger a flood-like situation in the districts. The authorities of Sambalpur district have warned fishermen and common public residing in the downstream area have been advised not to venture into the Mahanadi during these hours.