Hirakud dam water level stands at 625.69 ft; 20 gates opened

Sambalpur: Following incessant rain in upper catchment areas of Mahanadi River, the water level at Hirakud dam was recorded 625.69 ft today against total storage capacity of 630 ft.

Currently, the floodwater is being discharged through 20 sluice gates with opening of two more gates in the afternoon.

The average inflow of water into the reservoir was 3,41,950 cusec while average outflow was 3,41,950 cusec at 12.00 pm today.

Meanwhile, the water inflow at Belgaon stood at 76,000 cusec (steady), 2,07,677 cusec (falling) at Patharla, 6,46,000 cusec (falling) at Khairmal, 5,84,000 cusec at Barmul (rising) and 6,97,000 cusec (rising) at Mundali.

Earlier in the day, the Hirakud authorities had opened six gates to release excess floodwater from the dam.

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