Ten gates of the Majalgaon dam in Maharashtra’s Beed district were opened Monday morning after heavy rains pushed the water supply to 100 percent capacity, from 69.23 percent a day earlier, an official said.
The gates of the dam, located on the Sindphana River, a tributary of the Godavari, were opened to a height of two meters, he said.
“The dam has a gross storage capacity of 453 million cubic meters. The water storage in the dam on Sunday was 69.23 percent, while it was 100 percent as at 3 a.m. on Monday due to heavy rainfall in the past 24 hours. of water in the dam in the last 24 hours is a cube of 102.63 million meters,” section engineer GN Sinare told PTI.
“The outflow from the dam has increased from 77,421 cusec (cubic feet per second) in the morning to about 88,500 cusecs in the afternoon.” Mr Sinare inquired.
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