Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sambalpur, July 23:
The Hirakud dam in Odisha’s Sambalpur district will release the first floodwater from Mahanadi river this monsoon tomorrow.
“The floodwater would be released from the dam between 11 AM and 1 PM,” Rabindra Panda, superintending engineer of Hirakud Dam, informed the media today.
The water level in Hirakud reservoir crossed 610 feet this morning. 603.97 feet at 9 PM yesterday, the water level in the reservoir had reached 610.83 feet by 3 pm today.
Till reports last came in, the reservoir was receiving 4,92,806 cusecs of water per second while 16,885 cusecs of water per second was released through the power channel and canals.