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Deep depression: Major rivers in spate in Odisha

14/09/2021 at 11:10 AM

Bhubaneswar, Sep 14: Due to incessant rainfall in the last three days, water levels in major rivers of Odisha are rising, resulting in flood-like situation in several areas.  

The rainfall due to deep depression has led to flood fears in several districts with water levels rising in major river systems.

Jalaka river in Balasore has already crossed the danger level following heavy rainfall across the state due to the depression.

As per latest information, Jalaka was flowing at 6.22 mark and rising at Mathani in Balasore district at 9 AM against the danger level of 5.50. Similarly, Baitarani river was flowing at 17.84 mark and rising at Akhuapada at 9 AM against danger level of 17.83.

Other rivers which witnessed rising water level are Mahanadi, Devi, Brahmani, IB, Budhabalanga, Subarnarekha, Vansadhara and Rushikulya.

Meanwhile, Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena directed the district collectors to remain alert and carry out the evacuation work, if required, in the waterlogged areas.  

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