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Leakage in Moragahakanda dam

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A leakage has reportedly occurred in the main dam of the Moragahakanda reservoir, which began to appear at a point on upper part of the dam with water level of the reservoir reaching maximum capacity.

This situation had been detected by workers of the site, who had subsequently informed the relevant officials.

Water has been leaking continuously for the past several days from this point and the Chinese engineers are engaged with adopting the necessary measures to stop the leakage. The leakage is visible to anyone approaching the dam.

There is a leakage from the dam but it is not serious, Kalu Ganga reservoir Project Engineer P.B. Wijerathna said in-response to our inquiry.Leaking appeared when the water filled up to one meter below the spill level of the dam.

It is not serious leakage and such leaking is possible when the water level is reaching its maximum capacity. Maintenance and supervision of reservoir is still being carried out by the Chinese Company and it will continue for another 15 months until its handed over to the local engineers. There is no risk of danger.

This nature of leaking in dams is a normal condition. However they are working with Chinese company to stop the leakage , Engineer Wijerathna said. (Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa)


  Comments - 3

  • Lokka Thursday, 02 January 2020 07:23 AM

    Our great local engineers of ancient times built massive irrigation works without foreign help. Why on earth now Chinese engineers?

    Haramanis Thursday, 02 January 2020 09:19 AM

    Probably due to a leak through the waterstop at one of the joints. Can be repaired relatively easily.

    King Thursday, 02 January 2020 02:31 PM

    Bring in more Chinese engineers ! Norochcholai is a classic example of their incompetence. Wouldn't be surprised if the Port City sink into the ocean in time to come.

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