Odisha to host international dam safety conference next month

  • | Friday | 11th January, 2019

"The Hirakud Dam was built in Sambalpur district in the 60s, based on the then available technology. "A World Bank programme on dam safety is underway in the country. Of the 98 gates, 64 are sluice gates and the rest 34 are crest gates. BHUBANESWAR: The best practices followed across the global for ensuring safety of aging dams will be among the several issues to be discussed at an international dam safety conference , to be hosted by Odisha next month.Central Water Commission (CWC) Chairman Masood Husain, met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday and invited him to be the chief guest at the inaugural function.The two-day programme will begin on February 13. New technologies will now be used for building the additional spillway," Jena said.The length of the spillway would be 91 metre with five sluice gates and the width of the spillway channel would be around 300 meter.The new spillway channel will originate from near the Gandhi Minar on the left dyke of Hirakud reservoir and meet the river Mahanadi near the Jawahar Uddyan.Currently, there are 98 gates to release around 15 lakh cusec of flood water from the Hirakud dam.

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