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Rain returns to MP, dams full, rivers overflowing

A spell of heavy rains once again lashed the state, particularly the southeast and west parts, with Saunser receiving 11cm of rain, Chhindwara 8cm, Pachmarhi 6cm and Khandwa 5cm during past 24 hours.

bhopal Updated: Sep 06, 2012 14:42 IST
HT Correspondent

A spell of heavy rains once again lashed the state, particularly the southeast and west parts, with Saunser receiving 11cm of rain, Chhindwara 8cm, Pachmarhi 6cm and Khandwa 5cm during past 24 hours.

With this, reservoirs in Narmada Valley are again full to the brim and spilling. Major and minor rivers in the affected areas are in spate too. Thirteen gates of Tawa Dam were opened to release excess water. Water level in Indira Sagar Dam has also reached 261.69 meters against its capacity of 262.13 meters and 12 gates up to 6 meters were opened at the dam. Water level in Omkareshwar Dam has reached 190.50 meters and 13 gates up to 4 meters were opened on Wednesday.

Among other places where heavy rains were experienced during past 24 hours are Malajkhand 8cm, Balaghat 8cm, Betul 7cm and Rajpur 7cm.

According to local meterological office, a low-pressure area was centred over east MP, causing fresh rains and the trend will continue for next two days. One or two places in southeast and west could receive heavy to very heavy rain, weathermen said.

Harda, where Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) activists are staging a ‘jal satyagrah’, has also received heavy rains and the protestors have been taken to safe places from the site of agitation. Bhopal witnessed few spells of rains, with one or two heavy showers. Overall there was 10.9 mm rainfall in the city during past 24 hours and the situation is likely to be more or less the same in next 48 hours.