114 dams put on high alert in Gujarat after heavy rain

-The Hindu

Water reaches 136m at the Sardar Sarovar dam

Gujarat continues to be battered by heavy rains, prompting authorities to put more than 100 dams and reservoirs on high alert.

The State has put more than half of its water bodies on high alert following heavy water inflows at the reservoirs as rains continue unabated, exceeding more than 110 % of the season’s total rainfall.

As per the latest update, out of the 204 reservoirs in the State, 114 dams have been put on ‘high alert’ with over 90% filling.

The Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, whose full capacity is 138.6m, is also put on high alert with water level at 136m. It is expected to touch full capacity soon, as the heavy inflow continues, following fresh rains in upper catchment areas in Madhya Pradesh.

The authorities have released more than a million cusec water from the reservoir. As a result, more than 200 villages in Narmada, Bharuch and Vadodara districts have been put on alert.

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The Hindu, 10 September, 2019, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/114-dams-on-high-alert-in-gujarat/article29385669.ece?homepage=true

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