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Ukai dam releases water after heavy downpour

Following heavy downpour in its catchment areas,over 75,000 cusecs (cubic feet per second) water was discharged from Ukai dam since Tuesday afternoon as the water level inched closer to the danger level of 345 feet

Written by Express News Service | Surat | Published: July 24, 2013 4:59 am

Following heavy downpour in its catchment areas,over 75,000 cusecs (cubic feet per second) water was discharged from Ukai dam since Tuesday afternoon as the water level inched closer to the danger level of 345 feet.

According to irrigation department sources,the

inflow of rain water into Ukai dam is 72,597 cusecs,while the outflow is 75,017 cusecs. The water level in the Ukai dam is currently at 331.48 feet.

On Thursday afternoon,Surat district collector Jayprakash Shivhare held a meeting with officials of municipal corporation,irrigation department and others to discuss the rising water level in the dam.

The officials later decided to release water from the 10 gates of the dam to maintain the water level.

Shivhare said,“We decided to start discharging water from Ukai dam so that rule level could be maintained. The dam water will reach Surat late evening. We have put all our teams on alert as a precautionary measure.”

The water discharged from the Ukai dam reaches Surat in six hours.

The water level in Kakrapar dam is 165 feet,against the danger level at 176 feet.

The Surat Municipal Corporation is also gearing up for rising water level in Tapi river. At Causeway,the water level was 7.14 metres,against the danger level of 6 metres,while the water level at Chowk Bazaar bridge was 2.50 metres,against the danger level of 9.50 metres.

Meanwhile,Surat city and district received moderate rainfall on Tuesday.

The city recorded 11 mm of rainfall.

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