The Centre has approved the proposal for construction of a high-level bridge across Hirakud Dam, informed Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday.
Chief Engineer of Hirakud Dam, Ananda Chandra Sahu, said the survey work has started following the direction of the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal.
This year's bird census will also include the area of Sukhasoda (38 square kilometres) on the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border for the first time.
Boating, parasailing, scuba diving, water skating and much more - tourist footfall has posted a steady increase at the Hirakud Dam post introduction of these thrilling water sporting activities.
While a survey for the pilot project has already been conducted, construction work is expected to start soon. In the first phase, the plant will produce 40 MW power.
Residents of about 360 villages from Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh and Sundergarh districts had lost their land to the dam constructed across Mahanadi River in 1957.
Hirakud Dam is built across river Mahanadi and has a total of 98 gates - 64 sluice and 34 crest gates to discharge floodwater from the dam.
Currently, there are 98 gates, including 64 sluice and 34 crest gates, to release the flood water from Hirakud dam. Around 15 lakh cusec water is released through the 98 gates at a time now.
In view of the increasing water flow into Hirakud dam following torrential rain, the authorities on Wednesday have opened six more sluice gates of the reservoir
In a bid to release excess floodwater due to heavy rainfall, the authorities of Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur have decided to open as many as six sluice gates at 5 pm on Tuesday
Even as Odisha continues to face a possible drought threat due to acute rainfall deficiency this monsoon season, the situation has catapulted a serious drying up of reservoirs in the State.
Hirakud Dam released this season’s first flood water through sluice gate seven of Left Spillway
The water level of the dam has increased following incessant rains in the upper basin of Mahanadi River
Water from Hirakud reservoir will be released into Mahanadi after June 1, informed the Additional Chief Engineer, Hirakud Head Works & Additional Spillway at Burla in Sambalpur.
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday expressed grave concerns that State may face severe water scarcity, problems in irrigation and disruption in electricity supply in the coming days as the water level of Hirakud dam has reduced remarkably even if it’s just a month into the non-monsoon season. Speaking to […]
Sambalpur: The annual enumeration of migratory birds at Hirakud Dam Reservoir began on Thursday morning. The head counting of the avian species began at 6 AM and will continue till 1 PM today, said a forest official. As many as 21 teams comprising forest staff of Sambalpur, Hirakud and Jharsuguda divisions have been engaged in […]
Bhubaneswar: The flood situation in Odisha continues to remain grim with water level in major rivers in spate across the State yet to recede considerably in the wake of high tidal condition due to full moon, Chief Engineer of State Water Resources department Jyotirmaya Rath said Tuesday. “The full moon system is restricting the flood […]
Sambalpur: With gradual decrease in the inflow of water into Mahanadi River from the upper catchment areas of Chhattisgarh, the Hirakud dam authorities have closed four more sluice gates of the reservoir. At present, the inflow of floodwater in Hirakud is 4,94,094 lakh cusecs per second while the outflow is 6,65,624 lakh cusecs per second. […]
Bhubaneswar: Flood has affected at least 14 lakh people across 20 districts of the State, the State Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena informed on Sunday. A total of 3256 villages under 896 Gram Panchayats in 112 blocks have been hit due to massive flood resulting in the wake of incessant rainfall due to back to […]
Bhubaneswar: The flood situation in Odisha continued to remain grim with major rivers across the State swelling on Sunday. The flood in Mahanadi River system has inundated several parts of the State while excess flood water continues to be released through 46 sluice gates of Hirakum Dam. According to sources, low-lying areas like Kainmundi, Sukhuakhela […]
Cuttack: While incessant rain in the upper catchment areas has forced Hirakud dam authorities to open 46 sluice gates, flood threat in Mahanadi River system looms large now leaving nearby residents worried. This morning, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena stated that the inflow into Hirakud reservoir has increased by more than 1 lakh cusec […]
Cuttack: The season’s first floodwater released by Hirakud dam reached Mundali barrage in Cuttack on Sunday. As per official reports, the water flow at Mundali stood at 1.72 lakh cusecs per second by 6 am. The district administration, however, said that there is no need to panic as the barrage has the capacity to handle […]
Sambalpur: The Hirakud dam released this season’s first flood water into Mahanadi River on Thursday after water level of the reservoir went up due to good rainfall in the catchment of the dam. The first floodwater of the season is usually released from Hirakud dam in the month of August. However, as the upper catchment […]
Sambalpur: Hirakud Dam authorities are all set to open the sluice gates of the reservoir to release the season’s first floodwaters tomorrow (June 25). The decision to release the floodwaters was taken after the water level of the reservoir continued to increase following incessant rain in the upper catchment areas. The floodwaters will be discharged […]
Sambalpur: The construction of second spillway in Hirakud Dam has hit a road block as the construction firm, TPL-AGE Hirakud JV has allegedly left the project midway hanging the future of the dam in balance. As per reports, construction of an additional spillway in Hirakud dam had started in January last year following a MoU […]
Sambalpur: Sightseeing at the famous Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur has now become even more delightful thanks to the much-awaited ropeway service which was thrown open for public on Thursday. After years of delay since the commencement of the project in April, 2016, the ropeway service was finally rolled out by the Sambalpur Municipal Corporation with […]
Khurda/Puri: Residents of several panchayats in Khurda and Puri district have been battling with flood-like situation following heavy spells of rainfall in river upstream areas since past few days. Under the impact of incessant rainfall, swelling of floodwater from Rajua river, a tributary of Daya river has submerged around 25 villages in five Panchayats of […]
Bhubaneswar: Incessant rain, triggered by a low pressure area, created a flood-like situation in some parts of Odisha on Sunday, leading to rise in water levels in major rivers in the state. With the water level at Hirakud Dam rising due to heavy rain in upper catchments of Mahanadi river, 20 of 64 sluice gates […]
Sambalpur: In view of falling water level in the Hirakud Dam, as many as 10 gates of the reservoir have been closed today, informed the dam officials here on Tuesday. Currently floodwater is being released through 4 sluice gates of the reservoir. While seven gates of the dam was already opened to release flood water, […]
Sundergarh/Balasore: Incessant rain in past few days has trigerred flood-like situation in several parts of Odisha including Sundergarh and Balasore districts. Under the impact of heavy rainfall in the upper catchment areas, the water level is rising in Brahmani river. However, the administration has ruled out occurrence of a full-fledged flood in the area. Several […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday conducted an aerial survey of areas ravaged by heavy rain and flash flood in west Odisha and promised all possible assistance from the Centre. Pradhan, accompanied by BJP MPs Sangita Singh Deo and Basant Panda, made aerial survey of some of the severely affected districts – Bolangir, Kalahandi, […]
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 […]
Cuttack: Panic gripped residents of Kandarpur area in Odisha’s Cuttack district after a crocodile was spotted in Mahanadi river today. As per reports, some locals spotted the reptile in the river after floodwater was released from Hirakud Dam. The panic-stricken villagers have informed the local administration regarding the presence of the reptile in the flood […]
Hirakud: Authorities of the Hirakud Dam today released season’s first flood water through one of the sluice gates of the dam. As per reports, around 15,550 cusec of floodwater was discharged through gate no-7 of the dam. Earlier in the morning today, the dam authorities conducted a special puja at the designated gate for good […]
Bhubaneswar: In view of possible medium flood in Mahanadi River and its distributaries following heavy rain in lower catchment areas, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi on Tuesday asked Collectors of 13 districts to stay alert for any exigency. District authorities of Bolangir, Boudh, Kalahandi, Subarnapur, Nayagarh, Khurda, Cuttack, Angul, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Jajpur have […]
Sambalpur: In view of the rising water level of Hirakud Dam following incessant rain in the upper basin of Mahanadi River, the dam authorities have decided to release the season’s first floodwater from the dam on August 14. Chief Engineer of the dam Sunil Kumar Nayak informed that the sluice gates of the reservoir would […]
Bhubaneswar: Although the monsoon hit Odisha in June, water level in major dams and reservoirs including Hirakud has dipped significantly owing to lack of adequate rainfall. The situation is such that the State government has directed Hirakud and other dam authorities to decrease hydro-power generation. As there has been a significant drop in rainfall activity […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: A section of the media has reported that Chhattisgarh is planning more projects on Mahanadi, the river considered to be the lifeline of people in Odisha. One of the mightiest rivers of the country it caters to the water needs of people in around 15 districts of the state. It is […]
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 […]
Sambalpur: A third year medical student of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) drowned while taking bath in Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur district on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Sumit Singh of Rajasthan. According to reports, Sumit along with some of his friends had gone to Hirakud reservoir to […]