Bhubaneswar: As many as 20 gates of Hirakud Dam were opened by Monday morning to release flood water. Meanwhile, the water levels are reportedly rising in Mahanadi at Naraj.
Status of Hirakud Reservoir (at 9 AM on September 9)
Reservoir Level: 625.56 Rising
Full Reservoir Level: 630ft
Avg Inflow: 3,37,395 Cusecs
Avg Outflow: 3,37,395 Cusecs
Discharge at Khairmal: 6,62,000 Cusecs
Discharge at Barmul: 6,61,000 Cusecs
Discharge at Mundali: 7,30,877 Cusecs
Additionally, water level is also rising in Kushabhadra and Subarnrekha Rivers, as per Regional Meteorological Department communiqué.
River Kushabhadra is flowing at 7.64 meters against the stipulated danger level of 9.85 at Nimapada. Meanwhile, River Subarnrekha is flowing at 45.36 meters with respect to danger mark of 48.32 at Jamsholaghat and at 6 meters with danger level at 10.36 at Rajghat. Necessary warnings have been issued.
River Vansadhara at Kashinagar was flowing dangerously at 53.95 meters but the water levels here are reportedly falling.