More gates of Odisha’s Hirakud dam opened

Sambalpur: As many as four more gates of Hirakud dam in Odisha’s Sambalpur district were opened this evening for release of flood water from the reservoir.

Earlier in the day, 16 gates were opened for the purpose. Water level at the dam was 621.85 feet (falling) at 6 pm. The full capacity of the dam is 630 feet.

While the average inflow of water at 6 pm was 1,95,020 cusecs, the average outflow was 3,31,956 cusecs. Water was being released through 20 sluice gates of the dam.

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