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Balimela reservoir swells; red alerts issued to 3 GPs

21/09/2018 at 12:00 PM

Bhubaneswar: The administration has issued red alerts to people of three panchayats on the downstream of Balimela reservoir in Malkangiri district in view of rise in its water level.

The Balimala Dam was releasing 20,000 cusec water through three gates as the water level in the reservoir rose to 18 mere against danger level of 16 metre by the time of filing of this report.

The three panchayats which were issued red alerts are Chitrakonda, Doraguda and Gunthabeda. People have been asked to go to higher places for safety.

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