Sambalpur, Sept 13: The authorities of the Hirakud dam reservoir on Wednesday opened up two sluice gates once again to manage the surplus water inputs from the upstream of the River Mahanadi.
The dam officials said that two gates were opened on the left side in the afternoon while a few others are readied to be sluiced on if found essential. The authorities are on alert following incessant rain in upper catchments in Chhattisgarh.
After continuous rainfall, the inflow of water into Hirakud Dam was 93,061 cusec while the outflow stood at 1,17,126 cusec.
Dam officials informed in the morning that the water level stood at 614.49 ft against the full reservoir level of 630 ft.
Worth mentioning, all the sluice gates were shutdown a few weeks ago with the withdrawal of the monsoon rain, triggered by the low-pressure.