Durgapur Barrage releases 12,000 cusec water
Authorities of Durgapur Barrage in West Bengal released 12,000 cusec of water till Thursday morning after two dams of Damodar Valley Corporation discharged water due to incessant rain in Jharkhand, officials said on Thursday.
Panchet and Maithon dams of DVC in the neighbouring state released 15,000 cusec of water, they said.
We had to discharge 12,000 cusec. As of now, there is no major threat of flood,'' the officials said.
West Burdwan is one of the districts that may witness inundation if more water is released from the barrage, they said.
''Optimum pond level of the barrage is 211.5 ft and water reaches the maximum limit,'' the officials said.
Teesta barrage authorities had also released 77,365 cusec of water due to heavy rain in north Bengal.
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