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Dams overflowing in Gwalior region

bhopal Updated: Aug 30, 2012 16:56 IST
HT Correspondent
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In the wake of average monsoon rainfall this year, major and minor dams in the region are overflowing with measures being taken to maintain tank levels at various dams.

Officials of water resource department are keeping a close watch on the situation.

There is no reason for panic or flooding amidst monsoon rainfall here, claimed chief engineer NP Kori.

He said all 12 reservoirs under Yamuna basin of the regions are almost full to their capacity.

However release of excess water from tanks that go downstream and submerges plain fields remains little cause of concern during rainy season.

But adequate measures are being taken in association with the local administration to keep the situation under check, added Kori.

On Tuesday narrow gauge train movement between Gwalior and Sabalgarh was disrupted due to waterlogging.

Some portion of rail track (narrow gauge) between Sumawli and Jaura was submerged following release of water from Pagara dam in Morena.

However, the train movement on this section was normalized on Wednesday.

In Gwalior district monsoon rainfall has been recorded approximately 700 mm as against average 751.2 mm, in Morena 749 mm as against average 706 mm, in Shivpuri 820 mm as against 816 mm and in Sheopur 750 mm as against average of 820 mm.

Water level at Chambal bridge (Rajghat bridge) on NH-3 between Morena and Dholpur was at 124.10 meter mark while danger level is at 138 meter mark.