Sambalpur: Hirakud Dam authorities today opened six sluice gates in two phases to release excess floodwaters from the reservoir.
Earlier in the morning, three gates were opened after water level in the dam increased due to rainfall. Later, three more gates were opened to discharge the floodwaters.
Currently, the floodwaters are being discharged from the reservoir through 10 sluice gates.
On the other hand, the Water Resources Department ruled out any possibility of flood in Mahanadi River following discharge of excess water from Hirakud Dam.
The water level at Mundali barrage in Cuttack district now stands stable.