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Hirakud Dam releases season's first flood water

Sambalpur: The Hirakud dam today released season’s first flood water from the reservoir at around 12 pm. After performing a ‘puja’, the sluice gate no. 7 was opened first. Later seven more gates were opened in phased manner. There are plans to open 15 more gates later in the day, informed Hirakud Chief Engineer Jyotirmaya Rath. […]

Hirakud releases season’s first flood water, no flood threat in downstream

Sambalpur: Inflow of flood water of the Mahanadi river into the Hirakud reservoir following heavy rainfall in upper catchment areas forced authorities to release excess water into the basin by opening gates of the dam here on Sunday. Official sources said, only one sluice gate was opened after the ceremonial puja at around 10:50 am […]