Hirakud Water Level At 625.10 Ft, 10.18 Lakh Cusec Flowing Through Mundali

Bhubaneswar: The water level in Hirakud reservoir was 625.10 feet at 6 am today. The dam was receiving 4.66 lakh cusec water from the upstream and discharging 6.76 lakh cusec through 40 sluice gates.

The discharge at Khairmal was 8.7 lakh cusec, at Barmul it was 9.07 lakh cusec and at Mundali it was 10.18 lakh cusec. The water level was rising at Brahmani in Jenapur and Subarnrekha at Jamsholaghat.

The situation is being monitored closely, as heavy rainfall is expected over the next couple of days due to the formation of low pressure area on North Bay of Bengal on August 19.