Berhampur, Sept 26 (LocalWire): Major rivers in Ganjam district are in spate due to the incessant rains across the district since the last four days. River Rushikulya, one of the major rivers of the district is flowing near the danger mark in different areas today.
River Rushikulya was flowing at 80.43 meter as against its danger level of 81.99 metre at Sorada in the afternoon. Other rives like Badanadi, Bahuda and Ghodahada were also flowing near the danger level in different areas.
Meanwhile Sorada and Daha reservoirs spilled over the flood reserve level (FRL).
The district received an average of 62.95 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 am.
Highest rainfall was recorded at Patrapur (158.4 mm) followed by Kukudakhandi (119 mm), Chikiti (119 mm), Dharakote (85 mm), Rangeilunda (82 mm).
Yesterday, the district recorded an average rainfall of 54.14 mm, sources said.
Due to the heavy rainfall, several houses have collapsed. District administration, however, said they have not received any report of house collapse due to rains.
Several acres of the standing paddy crops have been inundated. Deputy Director of Agriculture (DDA) Manoj Behera, however, said there was no threat to crops and the water from the fields would be released soon as there was no further rain.