Incessant rain continues in Goa

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Panaji, August 2: Incessant rain continued to lash Goa today, throwing normal life out of gear, even as the authorities released water from the Anjunem dam.

Water was released this morning from the Anjunem dam located at the foothills of Sahyadri in Sattari tehsil as the reservoir had crossed the danger level due to heavy downpour, a senior official of the Water Resources Department said.


The water level in the reservoir reached 89 metres, which is just three metres short of its full capacity and hence water was released at 9 AM, he said.

"People living in the vicinity of Kasti river are asked to remain alert as water level of the river will rise which may create flood-like situation in some places," the official said.

Another dam, Amthane in North Goa, has started overflowing and a decision to release its water will be taken later in the day, he added.

India Meteorological Department officials had yesterday said Goa received almost 87 inches of rain in just two months (June and July), which is 12 inches more than average rainfall.

The IMD has predicted heavy showers for the state till August 4 and has warned fishermen not to venture into sea for the next 24 hours owing to rough sea condition.


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