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UT opens Sukhna floodgate after water level touches danger mark

Press Reporter News Service 

Chandigarh, September 21

The UT Engineering Division on Tuesday opened one of many three floodgates of Sukhna Lake after the water stage reached the hazard mark.

As a precautionary measure, the floodgate was opened at 10.30 am when the water stage touched the hazard mark of 1,163 toes, stated an official of the division. He, nonetheless, stated the water stage at 1 pm had come all the way down to 1,162.6 toes and the gate was but to be closed.

It’s the third time on this monsoon season when the authorities have opened the floodgate. Earlier, the gate was opened on August 9 and August 14. 

The water stage within the lake has elevated after incessant rain within the metropolis and catchment space of the lake since Monday, which pressured the division to open the floodgate. 

An alert was sounded within the neighbouring areas and to keep away from flooding downstream, the water was launched in small amount, he stated, and added that the Mohali administration was additionally knowledgeable upfront about opening of the floodgate. Officers of the division had been current on the lake to watch the scenario.  

The water stage in Sukhna Lake on August eight had reached 1,162.three toes, 9 inches beneath the hazard mark, as a consequence of rain within the metropolis and the catchment space of the lake.

Two of the three floodgates needed to be opened in August final yr after the water stage of the lake had crossed the hazard mark and reached 1,163.4 toes and the gush of the water led to flooding in Baltana space of Mohali district.  

Earlier than this, on September 24, 2018, incessant rain within the catchment space had pressured officers to open two floodgates of the lake. At the moment, the gates had been opened after a spot of 10 years.  

After opening of the floodgates, the Sukhna Choe carries the surplus water of the lake to the Ghaggar river. 


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