Bhubaneswar, August 28 (LocalWire): A low to medium-level flood is expected in three major rivers of Odisha due to heavy rain caused by the recent low pressures, the Special Relief Commissioner informed today.
Officials have been put on alert and precautionary measures taken in anticipation of a medium-level flood in Brahmani, Baitarani and Subarnarekha river systems, SRC Pradeep Jena said.
The Met Centre has predicted lesser rainfall in the northern and southern parts of the state, whole nearly 6 lakh to 6.5 lakh cusec water is flowing in the Mahanadi River System.
Nearly 7,312 cusecs of water has been released from Galudi barrage in Jharakhand, and it is estimated that this will take the existing water level in Subarnarekha to 11.5 metres. The danger level for the river is 10.36 metres.
“Brahmani, Baitarani and Kharasrota River systems are under special watch and all officials have been put on alert.
Flood shelters and boats are being readied, and a preliminary estimate of damage to kutcha houses stands at 10. No casualty has been reported.
Chief engineer of Water Resources department said, “Floodwater in Budhabalanga river is at par with the danger level while floodwater in Baitarani is flowing over the cautionary mark.