Admn issues flood alert in Korba district

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Sep 2018 11:17:57



Our Correspondent


IN VIEW of the flood-like situation that may occur in Hasdeo River and other rivers of Korba, the district administration has issued alert after Bango Dam filled 89.10 per cent of its storage capacity.

If sources are to be believed, water from Bango dam may be released if heavy downpours occur in its catchment areas.
Minimata (Hasdeo) Bango Project Superintending Engineer informed that due to incessant rain, water level in Bango Dam had reached 357.82 metres which is 89.10 per cent of its total storage capacity. The Full Reservoir Level (FRL) o f Bango Dam is 359.66 metres. Water level in dam has increased due to heavy rains that occurred in past few days in the catchment areas.

If officials are to be believed, the Bango Dam may cross its level at any moment as more rains may occur in the catchment areas. In case of heavy rains, water will be released from the dam in Hasdeo Baraj Darri River after which flood may occur in the rivers. The district administration has already issued alert and directed the officials to inform the people who live near bank of the rivers to move some other place.

Bango, Lepra, Nuniya, Kachhar, Konkona, Podi-Uproda, Charra, Paraghat, Chhinmer, Sirkikala, Kera, Patha, Siliyaripara, Tilsabhata, Hathmal, Chhirrapara, Daggupara, Kamripara, Junapara, Loridand, Tungmuda, Tilaidaad, Navagaon, Jhora, Korighat, Pondikheha, Dongaghat, Dhangaon, Lotlota, Narmada, Aurkachhar, Jhabu, Songuda, Syahimuda, Jelgaon, Charpara, Khairbhawna, Balrampur, Bhalpahri, Jogipali, Kohdiya, Ratakhar, Gevraghat, Imliduggu, Kudurmal, Barideeh, Mohra, Devri, Chicholi, Katbitala, Jheeka and Thitholi villages will remain affected from flood.

Additional Collector Priyanka Mahobiya directed the officers to ensure necessary arrangements to deal with the natural calamity, if occur. Besides, directives have been issued to mines operators, industrial plants, and other organisation to take away their assets in safe place as flood may occur. The administration has made it clear that Water Resource Department will not be responsible for the damages occured due to flood.