Odisha: Jalaka River Flows Above Danger Level, 14 Gates Of Hirakud Open

19 August 2019

Ommcom News

Bhubaneswar: Continual depression and incessant rainfall across state has led to a heavy inflow into Jalaka River leading to the river flowing above danger level. The river continues to flow at 6.40 meters at against the danger mark of 5.50 meters.

To keep the water levels in check, 14 gates of Hirakud Dam have been opened.

Status of Hirakud Reservoir (at 6 AM on August 19)

Reservoir Level: 620.81 Rising

Full Reservoir Level: 630ft

Avg Inflow: 2,05,047 Cusecs

Avg Outflow: 1,27,724 Cusecs 

Discharge at Khairmal: 2,46,000 Cusecs

Discharge at Barmul: 1,71,875 Cusecs

Discharge at Mundali: 4,74,624 Cusecs

Additionally, Brahmani and Baitarani Rivers are also flowing hazardously close to danger marks.

River Brahmani is flowing at 177.13 meters against the stipulated danger level of 178.42 at Panposh. Meanwhile, River Baitarani is flowing at 17.17 meters with respect to danger mark of 17.83 at Akhuapada. Incidentally both the rivers are rising and necessary warnings have been issued.

It has also come to fore that one gate of Chitrakonda Dam of Malkangiri has been opened. The opened gate is releasing 6000 Cusecs of water. The dam holds 4.55 meters of water currently, in comparison to usual 4.62 meters. The district has received relentless rainfall for last few days which had let to rivers brimming at precarious levels.