Water reaches near full tank level in 42 dams in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: As a result of continuous rainfall, sufficient
water has been filled in the 42 major and medium irrigation dams of
Chhattisgarh. Out of these, water level in two dams – Minimata Bango and
Gangrel dams - has reached 96 and 99 per cent respectively.
Water level in Maniyari, Kharkhara, Kosarteda,
Paralkot, Chhirpani, Sutiyapat, Saroda, Karanala, Kedarnala, Kinkari Nallah,
Pendravan, Ruse, Matiyamoti and Tandula dams has reached full tank level.
Secretary, Water Resources Department, Ganesh Shankar
Mishra here on Tuesday held meeting of departmental officers and reviewed the
water storage situation in the dams.
Officers informed the meeting that catchment areas of
Gangrel dam and Minimata Bango are receiving constant rains. As a result, there
is constant inflow of water. Till 12 noon, 3-lakh cusec water from both the
dams was released. Gangrel dam received 1.79 lakh cusec water till 8 in the
morning. By noon it came down to 81,000 cusec.
In Bango dam, water inflow stood at 1.76 lakh cusec.
The secretary instructed chief engineers of both the projects to release water
and sounding alert through siren about it and to inform collectors and control
At present 1.20 lakh cusec water is being released
from Gangrel dam and 90,000 cusec from Minimata Bango project from 1 pm on
Secretary Mishra on Tuesday discussed on telephone
with the principal secretary Water Resources Department Odisha. Continuous
contact is being maintained with the officers of Heerakund dam in Odisha. 15
gates of Heerakund dam have been opened. Mishra asked the principal secretary
of Odisha to open more gates of Heerakund dam to avoid flood like situation in
contiguous areas of Chhattisgarh.
The secretary instructed collectors of Raipur,
Dhamtari, Mahasamund, Janjgir- Champa and Korba districts on telephone and
instructed to remain in touch with water resources department officers and keep
situation under control.
Mishra took stock of flood situation in districts and
discussed to evacuate people from banks of rivers, if need be. Mishra
instructed chief engineers of Mahanadi project, Minimata Bango project and
Hasdeo Basin to keep constant vigil on flood situation.