Sambalpur: Two more sluice gates of Hirakud Dam were opened Thursday, informed the Hirakud Dam authority. The decision has been taken to release excess flood water due to the downstream of Mahandi River.
As on 9 am Thursday, the water level of Hirakud Dam Reservoir (HDR) stood at 620 feet as against the full reservoir level of 630 feet.
The inflow of water into the reservoir was 1,79,974 cusec and the outflow 2,96,902 cusec.
Sources said, the water level of the reservoir increased due to incessant rains in the district for the last two days. In order to maintain the water level in the reservoir, the dam authorities opened two more gates.
Notably, earlier Hirakud reservoir authorities opened two more sluice gates of the dam August 18 in the light of increasing inflow of water into the reservoir.
At that time the inflow of water into the reservoir stands at is 1,62,840 cusecs, the outflow stands at 1,27,481 cusecs, a source said while adding that 3,077 cusecs of water is being released through various canals. Besides, 14,362 cusecs of water is also being released for power channels.