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Hirakud Dam opens 20 gates; 'no flood threat in lower catchment areas'

Bhubaneswar: A day after opening one of the gates as a customary measure, the authorities of Hirakud Dam today opened as many as 20 sluice gates to release floodwater entering the reservoir. The decision to open 20 gates was taken keeping in view the heavy rainfall in the upper catchment areas of the Mahanadi River […]

Op-Ed: Hirakud dam needs a fresh look

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: With monsoon likely to arrive in the state soon focus will shift to flood management and Hirakud dam over Mahanadi will be at the centre of the discussions over the issue. The dam, one of the first multipurpose irrigation projects of the country, has courted several controversies in the past with […]

Odisha, Chhattisgarh officials discuss Hirakud dam safety, flood management

Sambalpur: While the Mahanadi water sharing dispute continues to be the bone of contention between Odisha and Chhattisgarh, a crucial coordination meeting of the National Council of Dam Safety was held today to discuss safety of Hirakud and floodwater management. According to sources, if Chhattisgarh, which has constructed dams on the upstream of Mahanadi, releases […]

Row surfaces over flood water management in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Odisha is on the brink of facing moderate flood, controversy surfaced over management of flood water in Hirakud Reservoir. As per the rule curve (a flood water management tool); as on July 21, the water level in Hirakud dam should have been 592 feet. But questions are now being raised […]