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Six emergency sluice gates open in Kalawewa

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By Kushan Jayawardana - Galkiriyagama

With the higher rainfall in the catchment areas around Kalawewa, two emergency sluice gates were opened six feet each on the instructions of the Bowatthenna Irrigation Engineer. Currently, the total water capacity of Kalawewa is 86,916 acre-feet.

According to the irrigation engineer, with the opening of the emergency sluice gates in Kalawewa, about 6,300 cubic feet per second of water are being released to the Kala Oya.


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  • Nimal Monday, 20 November 2023 02:37 PM

    Editor, DM. Kalawewa (and for that matter its twin tank Balalu wewa combined) have only two emergency sluice gates.


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