Odisha Sun Times Bureau
The Hirakud dam at Burla in Odisha’s Sambalpur district would release the first flood water of river Mahanadi this season on July 13.
The first floodwater of the river would be released between 11 AM and 1 PM on July 13, said the dam authorities.
“We have informed the people in the low lying areas to remain on alert and not to venture near the river during the period as the water level would suddenly go up and the river current would be much faster and stronger,” they added.
The water level of the dam at present is 607.39 feet while the optimum capacity is 630 feet.