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Low Pressure Had No Major Impact On Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The low pressure area which formed into a deep depression and made landfall in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday had no major impact in Odisha, revealed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Kumar Jena on Wednesday.

Jena said that under influence of the system, Ganjam and Gajapati districts of southern Odisha experienced heavy rainfall for two days. Over 300 mm rainfall was recorded in three blocks of Ganjam district and over 150 mm rainfall in seven blocks of Gajapati district.

Engineers of the Water Resources Department were already alert about the ongoing situation and have operated the reservoirs properly. Even if there will be a minor rise in the water level of Rushikulya River, it may or may not touch the danger level at Purusottampur. The engineers have estimated that no major flood situation is going to arise in the area.

The SRC further said that the area in between Aska and Hinjili which faces water logging during rain has not reported any acute waterlogging incident this year as a result of the drainage clearance work conducted last year.

While 21 gates of the Gota barrage are open, no flood situation is expected in the Vansadhara River. Meanwhile, there has been a decline in rainfall and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has not issued any such warning for the next few days, he added.

Pradeep Kumar Jena, SRC, Odisha

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