UPDATE ON AUG 21, 11:53 AM IST
Jhansi. Due to the rain in the catchment area of Betwa river including MP, the water pressure on Rajghat and Matatila reservoir increased on Friday. 50-50 thousand cusecs of water was released from both the reservoirs. To take out this water, 16 gates of Matatila Dam have been opened at two feet. Irrigation engineers have expressed the possibility of increasing water late night.
It rained heavily in the catchment area of Betwa on Thursday. Due to rain, 50 thousand cusecs of water was being released from Rajghat since midnight. By noon the water pressure reached Matatila Dam. To take out this water, 16 gates of the dam were opened at two feet, although Executive Engineer Mohd. According to Farid, the speed of the water is not high yet. The height of the gate will be increased as the water rises.
On the other hand, a rise in the water level of Betwa was recorded after releasing the water. According to the data of the Irrigation Department, 4300 cusecs of water was released from Dhukuwan dam, 2874 cusecs from Parichha dam in Betwa on Friday. At the same time, 1400 cusecs of water was released from the hill dam in the Dhasan river. Alert issued for areas near the river Jhansi. The gates of Lahchura Dam, Dongri Dam, Railway Dam and Pahuj Dam are closed. On Friday, the water level of Betwa river at Note Ghat was recorded at 189.62 meters instead of the danger mark of 205 meters. On the other hand, in view of the increase in the water level on behalf of the district administration, an alert has been issued for the areas adjacent to the river.