Panic gripped the residents of low-lying areas in Balasore district after Jalaka River breached the danger mark. Villagers fear yet another flood as the river has swelled above 6.29 metre against the danger mark of 5.50 metre.
Residents who are already reeling under severe loss due to the flood last month, anticipated more loss.
Meanwhile, Hirakud chief engineer Anand Chandra Sahu has demanded corrections in the rule curve of the reservoir.
Morada, Rasgobindapur and Suliapada which are situated in the upper catchment of Jalaka river in Mayurbhanj district received heavy rainfall in the past couple of days.
Incessant rain in upper catchment areas has led to the rise in water level of Jalaka River, which is flowing above the danger mark at Mathani in Balasore.
Balasore: Panic gripped the locals as the water level in Jalaka River breached danger mark near Mathani area on Monday due to incessant rains under the influence of the low pressure formed over the Bay of Bengal. Till the last report came in, water is flowing at 6.23 metre in the river as against the […]