Six sluice gates of Hirakud dam closed

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Sambalpur: The Hirakud dam authorities on Wednesday closed six sluice gates of the reservoir in view of falling water level in the dam.

Currently, the floodwater is being released through 14 sluice gates of the dam.

As recorded by 8 AM today, the water level stood at 625.10 feet against the storage capacity of 630 feet.

Notably, the dam authorities had opened the sluice gates of the reservoir following incessant rain in the upper catchment areas.

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