Bhubaneswar: The Balimala Dam in Malkangiri district released 20,000 cusec water through four gates this morning as the water level in the reservoir rose further due to incessant rains in the upper catchment area.
The district administration has issued red alerts to people of three panchayats on the downstream of Balimela reservoir. The three panchayats which were issued red alerts are Chitrakonda, Goraguda and Gunthabeda. People have been asked to go to higher places for safety.
According to reports, many areas have remained inundated as water sources swelled. Water is now flowing above the MV-11 bridge, said reports.