Sambalpur: The Hirakud Dam authorities on Sunday opened two more sluice gates of the reservoir to release excess floodwater to the downstream of Mahanadi river.
Currently, the water is being discharged through 12 sluice gates of the reservoir.
According to reports, the water level in the dam stood at 629.87 feet with the inflow of 1,88,424 cusec water and the outflow with 2,19,089 cusecs.
Taking note of heavy inflow of water into the Hirakud reservoir due to incessant downpour in the upper catchment of Mahanadi river, the dam authorities have opened the gates.
Earlier, the water was being discharged through 10 sluice gates.