Kukule Ganga Spillway gate opened due to heavy shower

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The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) warns the residents who are living in the low-lying area of the Kukule Ganga dam to be vigilant as one of its spillway gates has been opened due to heavy shower.

DMC Assistant Director Pradeep Kodippili told Daily Mirror that the spillway gate was opened as a considerable amounts of the showers received at the reservoir’s catchment areas increasing the water level.

He said the gate was opened around 5.30 pm and that the gate was releasing 30 Cubic meter of water per second (m3s−1 ).

It was reported that the reservoirs inflow is around 90 m3s−1 at the moment while turbines receive some 80 m3s−1 inflow of water capacity (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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