Six sluice gates of Hirakud Dam closed

Sambalpur: Hirakud Dam authorities on Wednesday closed the six sluice gates of the reservoir in view of the falling water level in the dam.
Currently, the floodwater is being released through the dam’s 14 sluice gates.
As recorded at 8 am today, the water level was 625.10 feet against a storage capacity of 630 feet.
In particular, dam officials had opened sluice gates of the reservoir after continuous rains in the upper catchment areas.

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