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Central water panel sounds flood warning

The Central Water Commission has asked for State authorities to take necessary precautions, including the sharing of information to lower riparian states and downstream districts. 

Published: 05th August 2020 03:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2020 03:33 AM   |  A+A-

Over 11,000 cusecs of water was let out from Harangi reservoir after heavy downpour across Kodagu I Express

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: With the Western Ghats experiencing heavy rainfall, water levels in the dams of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe (UT of Puducherry) are rapidly increasing, the Central Water Commission warned on Tuesday.

 In a special advisory for Dams in the Western Ghats, the commission has warned that inflow into dams in these states, including Karnataka, is likely to increase heavily over the next 3-5 days as rainfall is expected to continue. The Central Water Commission has asked for State authorities to take necessary precautions, including the sharing of information to lower riparian states and downstream districts. 

“Project authorities of those reservoirs which are near ‘Full Reservoir Level’ (FRL) like Harangi dam (91% filled), Kabini dam (85% filled), and Upper Tunga (Gajanur) dam (100% filled) have to be very watchful and release water as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and inform all downstream districts, as well as lower riparian States,” the advisory from the committee said.



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