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Odisha’s Hirakud dam closes five gates


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Burla, Sept 5:

Hirakud damAuthorities of Hirakud dam in Odisha’s Sambalpur district who had opened 19 gates of the dam in phases on Thursday, closed five gates today.

“We have decided to close five gates today considering the reduced inflow of water to the reservoir after rainfall in the upper catchments of Mahanadi river subsided,” said Rabindra Kumar Panda, chief superintending engineer of Hirakud Dam Project, told reporters here.