Sambalpur: With increase in floodwater following heavy rainfall in upper catchment area of Mahanadi River, five more sluice gates of Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur district opened today.
The dam authorities ordered to open five more gates to release excess floodwater from the reservoir into downstream.
With this, the water is being discharged through total 17 (11 in Left and 6 in right) sluice gates of the dam.
By 6 am today, the water level at Hirakud dam stood at 620.10 ft with 4,97,016 cusec water inflow and 2,22,503 cusec water outflow.
Yesterday, total 12 gates were opened to release water from the dam.