Sambalpur: With the water level in its reservoir expanding because of rainfalls in the upper area of Mahanadi, the Hirakud dam on Thursday opened two more gate to release the flood water.

As indicated by reports, the excess water of the dam is being released by 12 gates.

The water level in the dam was recorded at 624.89 feet by 6 am today. While 1,98,598 cusec water is entering the dam, 2,13,689 cusec water is being released, dam official said.

This is the third time, the dam is releasing excess water in this season and there are no possibilities of flood in the state due to release of excess water, dam official added.

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