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‘Had to release water from Bhakra dam due to unprecedented flow into reservoir’

BBMB Chairman D K Sharma said heavy rain on the intervening night of August 17 and 18 in catchment areas had generated 3.11 lakh cusecs of water for release into the Bhakra dam.

Explained: How Bhakra Dam managed recent heavy rainfall

Thousands of lives have been affected even as standing crop on over 1,00,000 acres of land has got submerged under over 4 feet (ft) of water.


Water level at Bhakra dam reaches record high, people living near Sutlej to remain alert

The authorities today asked people living near Sutlej river and low-lying areas in Jalandhar district to remain alert after 55,000 cusecs water was released from Bhakra dam.

Bhakra dam set to release more water downstream

The meteorological department has predicted good rain for three days from August 16-18 in both catchment area of the dam in Himachal Pradesh and in Punjab, where the water is released in Sutlej river by the dam.

Punjab: Thanks to brimming reservoirs, power production at Bhakra up

The inflow in Bhakra is 31,691 cusecs per day while the usage is 34,116 cusecs.

Jalandar: Bhakra Dam water level highest in January-June period in 38 years

Data sourced from the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) revealed that in January, the level of the reservoir was 1,655.43 ft. Before this, the highest-ever level of the dam was recorded at 1,653.17 ft between 1981- 2018.


Killer heat claims 8 in Punjab,Haryana

The ongoing heat wave conditions in most parts of Punjab and Haryana continued unabated Saturday,

Bhakra dam a few inches away from 1,645 feet

The water level in the Bhakra dam on Thursday reached 1644.37 feet — perilously close to the point where the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) might have to resort to opening the dam’s flood gates.

No immediate water release from Bhakra,say officials

The Bhakra Beas Management Board has decided not to release excess water immediately into the Sarluj and Beas rivers.

Haryana will get its share of water: Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Canal has been dug to ensure that Haryana's share of water from Bhakra Dam reaches every part of the state.