Keola Dev Park gets water from Panchna

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Jaipur, Jul 13 (UNI) The three-year old water crisis in Bharatpur's Keola Dev national park (Ghana Bird Sanctuary) is finally over following good monsoon this year.

Heavy rainfall in the catchment area of Panchna dam, the source of water supply for the park's shallow lake, has brought water level up to 257.40 mts in the 258.62-mt dam. This forced the authorities to open the reservoir's flood gates last evening to regulate the water level.

Water being discharged from the dam would solve the water crisis of shallow lakes in the park, Director Sunayan Sharma said.

The park was facing water scarcity for the past three years and despite demands from environmentalists and park administration, the authorities failed to provide water to the park from the dam in wake of the protests by locals in the Karauli district.

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