Hirakud Dam To Release Flood Water On August 14

Sambalpur: With increasing water level at Hirakud reservoir following incessant rain, authorities decided to release season’s first flood water from it on August 14.
Hirakud Dam Chief Engineer Sunil Nayak informed that the flood water of the year will be released from the dam at 11.00 am on August 14.
The water level in Hirakud dam continues to rise following heavy rainfall in upper catchment areas of Mahanadi River.
Now, the water level of the reservoir stands at 610.39 ft against water storage capacity of 630 ft. Over 1.43 lakh cusec water is entering into the dam and water outflow is 16,929 cusec.
According to sources, in view of water inflow rise in the dam, 611.45 ft water is expected by today.