Sardar Sarovar Dam reaches record level, just 5 mtr short of upper limit

  • | Wednesday | 21st August, 2019

In a first, the water level in the Sardar Sarovar dam rose to 133 metres following heavy inflow of water from the upstream area. With this, the dam is only five metress short of its upper limit of 138.68 metres. An official said that after touching the 133 138.68 metres level, the water level came down to 132 138.68 metres when 15 of the 30 gates were opened. Earlier, on August 9, 26 of the 30 gates of Narmada Dam were opened after the water level rose to 131.5 metres following heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh and the catchment areas of Narmada. The dam has a storage capacity of 139 metres, but as per the Narmada Control Authority water in the dam can be filled only up to 131.18 metres.

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