Water level increases in rivers and dams of Orissa

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Bhubneshwar, July 15 (ANI): The water level in almost all rivers and dams in Orissa has been increasing, thanks to the relentless rain since the last four days.

Major rivers of the state like Mahanadi, Brahmani, Bansadhara and Rushikulya are flowing above the danger mark at many places.

According to sources, nearly six-lakh cusec of floodwater was flowing in the Mahanadi River due to heavy rain in catchments areas.

Similarly, the water level in the reservoirs at Hirakud, Rengali, Balimela, Machkund and Upper Kolab are also increasing consistently.

The Orissa Government has alerted District Collectors of Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Cuttack to prepare for flood related challenges. (ANI)

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