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Odisha Flood Alert- July 15, 2009

No 2
July 15, 2009
Orissa Flood Alert
A Civil Society Initiative on behalf of
Odisha Water Forum &
Odisha State Center, Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India

This initiative is an attempt to provide daily updates on Flood Situations and related events/news to
water enthusiasts, professionals and citizens concerned about flood in Odisha. News and information
collected from Odia news papers, English media (internet editions) and web site of Department of Water
Resources, Govt of Orissa are put together at one place to provide an overview of flood in Orissa on a
daily basis.

There is also a section to present uncovered/latest flood developments/news from the field, which we
seek to collect with support from all of you – our civil society partners. This Flood alert is being circulated
among media, decision makers – legislatures, bureaucrats etc. with an aim to catalyze informed and
expeditious decisions and actions.

We request to all recipients and their civil society contacts/friends to kindly mail (baitarani@gmail.com)
/phone (Subhendu: 9937577428/0674-6450323) us such events/developments related to Flood in your
areas for adding value and meaning to this Civil Society Initiative.
Needless to say that all such news will be acknowledged with source

CONTENTS

1.News (Headlines) from Odia Media on


14th July 2009...............................2
2.News from Field (Civil Society Partners)
on 15th July 2009..........................3
3.Selected News from English Media3
a.16 killed in flash flood in Orissa, more rains forcast......................................................................4
b.Orissa Govt. announces exgratia of 1 lakh each to Nayaragarh flood victims' kin........................4
c.Rs 5,658 cr strategy for flood control ............................................................................................5
d.Conflict among ruling BJD legislators marred to construct multiple flood shelter at Tirtol ........5
e.Flash floods, heavy rain kill 20 in Orissa........................................................................................6
a.Status of Important Gauge Sites as on 15-Jul-2009........................................................................7
b.River Discharge at Important Sites as on 15-Jul-2009...................................................................8
c.Reservoir Level 15-Jul-2009...........................................................................................................9
d.Live Storage Filling of Major Reservoirs as on 15-Jul-2009.......................................................12
e.Rainfall Scenario on 15-Jul-2009..................................................................................................12
f.Average Reservoir Inflow-Outflow on 15-Jul-2009......................................................................18
g.River Discharge Scenario on 15-Jul-2009....................................................................................18

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h.Weather Scenario .........................................................................................................................19

- Compiled by: Pranab & Subhendu on Behalf of OWF & OSC, FPDWCI

1.News (Headlines) from Odia Media on 14 1 th


July 2009

o The Samaj
o Water level in different rivers rise: Death Number touches 15
o Water level at Hirakud touches 600 ft
o There are 702 weak and 29 extra-sensitive places on different river embankments in Orissa
o Weak embankment leads to public worry in Cuttack; Memorandum presented to the CM
o Recent delay in monsoon arrival shows that advanced warning system needs to be more
systematic for effective management of disasters
o The Sambad
o Mahanadi Rising: Rain to continue for 24 hours more: More than hundred villages water logged;
Three flown away by river
o Kandhamal: Flood in Bada salunki, Pila Salunki, Khadag, Karasar, Rahul rivers leaves hundreds
disconnected
o Jeypore: Three people flown away in Bemudi River
o Bhanjanagar: Seven villages come under flood
o Water enters into Balakati Police Station near Balianta
o The Khabar
o Demand for clearance of water channel in Chakrabandha canal in Bhatli to avoid flood
o A vast area logged by flood water in Kanas ; Eight panchayats with 700 hectares become water
logged in Kanas
o Chilka choked with water
o New Jaganath expressway comes under flood flow- communication disrupted
o Continuous rain leaves Puri and subsequent areas water logged
o Extensive loss in Sikrida Panchayat due to Flood
o Flood condition unchanged: Bodasa Panchayat of Khandapada cut of from the outer world
o Water level in Malaguni River grows: Six Panchayats water logged
o Main rode near Bhatarika disconnected
o Flood in Baitarini River on rise
o Mahanadi embankment weak at Narsinghpur
o Repair of broken embankment uncompleted; Chitrotpala on its high

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The Samaj, The Sambad, The Dharitri, The Pragatibadi, The Khabar & The New Indian Express; all
Bhubaneswar Edition
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o Water level in Badanadi growing-Danger not over; Fear of poisonous snakes; Many villages
water logged
o Kali bazaar in Bhuban water logged
o Six blocks affected; 22 broken embankments; extensive farm land water logged in Nayagarh
o Two people flown away by flood Flow in Kandhamal
o Diarrhea spreads in Cuttack
o No stop in rain; Death toll rises to 16; One lakh cusec water enters Mahanadi every 3 hours
o Development of Mahanadi delta and Subarnrekha project on list in Rs 5658 crore flood
management program
o River in Spate: Flash flood in Kalahandi: Teacher among 4 drowned; Hirakud level touches 600
ft with 96.36 mm rainfall in catchment area: Overflowing rivers cause 20 breaches ; Rains
disrupt normal life; MP reviews preparedness in Kendrapara
o The Pragatibadi
o Continuous rain washes germinating seeds out in Balikuda
o Flood in Malaguni and Sankhapata Rivers leads to extensive loss in Ranapur Tehsil
o Last year repaired embankment on River Mahanadi in Bhapur Block washed out
o Drainage of rain and flood water is a serious problem in SCB medical,
o Rain has brought flood: Four Dist Administrations ordered to remain alert
o Husband, wife and grand daughter flown away by River Jhanjabati in Koraput
o The Dharitri
o Possibility of rain in many places of Orissa
o Remain alert of flood: Collectors told to keep eye; One lakh compensation to the family
with member died due to flood; Restriction on transportation on flooded road
o Rayagada- Koraput disconnected
o A news article on flood control in Mahanadi
o The New India Express
o Flash floods play havoc: Many river flowing close to danger mark; Alert in Mahanadi basin;
Toll reaches 20
o Threat looms; Ganjam, Rayagarha, Nayagarh, Sambalpur, Kalahandi
o E-Media : OTV
o 94 vulnerable points in embankments in different parts of Orissa
o 15 people washed away in flood

2.News from Field (Civil Society Partners) on 15 th


July 2009

None

3. Selected News from English Media

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a. 16 killed in flash flood in Orissa, more rains forcast


14 Jul 2009, 2012 hrs IST, Nageshwar Patnaik, ET Bureau
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/PoliticsNation/16-killed-in-flash-flood-in-Orissa-more-rains-
forcast/articleshow/4777202.cms
BHUBANESWAR: The clouds have struck with a vengeance Orissa with at least 16 people killed in the flash
floods. In the past 48 hours. The State, which was reeling under heat wave till June 23, now faces a serious
flood situation triggered by a depression.

Many rivers have started swelling and more rains are in the offing due to the low pressure over Bay of
Bengal.

According to reports reaching the state revenue control room here on Tuesday two people including a
fisherman drowned in the flooded Ramalia rivulet in Tigiria area of Koenjhar district on Monday night.
Similarly three people were killed when they were caught in the swirling waters of Terumudi River at
Biondhuagaon in Koraput district on Tuesday, while two others were swept away in flood waters in
Kandhamal district the same day. Two people were killed in rain related incidents in Ganjam district in
south Orissa on Monday. While a man was swept away by flood waters in Bhanjanagar area, a 16-year-old
girl died due to wall collapse at Berhampur.

In another incident, seven people, including a mother-daughter duo, were killed when the bus they were
travelling in plunged into a flooded rivulet at Madhyakhanda near Dassapalla in Nayagarh district on
Monday night. Local people rescued 28 other passengers including the driver and conductor of the bus.

The Orissa government on Tuesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh each to the next of the kin of the
deceased. Meanwhile all the major rivers in the state are flowing above their respective danger levels at
many places. The rains also caused breaches on roads in the districts of Koraput, Ganjam and Kandhamal,
snapping communication in south Orissa.

Flash floods in Baitarini river and its tributary Kharosotra have snapped communication links at several
places. The situation is equally grim in 70 riverside villages of Aul and Rajkanika blocks.

The low pressure is likely to concentrate into a depression in the next 24 hours, thus inducing widespread
rains over the State during the next 48 hours, the Met department said.

b. Orissa Govt. announces exgratia of 1 lakh each to Nayaragarh flood victims' kin
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

http://orissadiary.com/CurrentNews.asp?id=13389

Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Bhubaneswar : The state government has announced exgratia of
one lakh of each deceased family and all treatment expenses of the injured persons will be borned by the
state government. Further the government has instructed to arrest the absconded driver and owner of the
bus.

Now the state government has advised not to drive any vehicle on the submerged road. If any vehicle will
deviate this instruction will be punished.

It should be noted that in a tragic incident seven persons, including two women died after a passenger bus
was swept away by floodwaters in Nayagarh district on Monday. The incident took place while Sri Mandir
Bus was going from Bhubaneswar to Daspalla area carrying about 35 passengers at about 8pm on Monday.
The bus jumped off a small bridge of Besalia canal which was submerged in floodwaters. The bridge built
over a small canal did not have walls on both sides. While wading through the clogged bridge, the bus fell
into the canal and was swept away by the gushing storm water.

The deceased have been identified as Gumani Naik of Dihagan, Retired teacher Gatikrushna Rana, Sarojini
Das and her daughter Kandhei of Daspalla, Rabi Bhanja and his son Ranjan Bhanja of Poibadi, Kalia Das of
Daspalla Satapatna and Sudarsan Hota of Sakhigopal.

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c. Rs 5,658 cr strategy for flood control

http://www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=9&theme=&usrsess=1&id=260942

Press Trust of India


Bhubaneswar, 14 JULY: The Orissa government has mooted proposals worth Rs 5658 crore, including
construction of at least 35 reservoirs on major river systems as a permanent measure to tackle recurring
floods, official sources said.

Though floods in Orissa were now being managed through eight major and 38 medium reservoirs but they
were not enough, they said. “While construction of 18 reservoirs is presently on, the government has
planned 17 such projects,” the sources said.

Projects on the Mahanadi river system, the state's biggest, were under construction at various sites over
the Indra, Manjore, Ret, Titlagarh and Suktel rivers.
Plans were also afoot to construct reservoirs in the lower catchment of the massive Hirakud dam over the
Ong, Tel, Uttei, Brutang, Lanth, Barmul, Roul, Dhauragoth, Salki and Khadago areas.

“The floods could easily be tamed in the Mahanadi system when these projects are completed,” the
sources said. The state government's two proposals ---Mahanadi basin development plan and Subarnarekha
Sanskar Project --- worth Rs 3555.4 crore and Rs 970 crore respectively, were pending for approval of the
Central Water Commission (CWC), they said. A drainage master plan proposal, including excavation of river
mouths and bed worth Rs 865.40 crore, was also pending with the CWC.

d. Conflict among ruling BJD legislators marred to construct multiple flood shelter at Tirtol
http://www.orissadiary.com/ShowDistrictNews.asp?id=13401
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Report by Amarnath Parida; Jagatsinghpur: Uncertainty has loomed for the construction of multiple flood
cyclone shelter at Tirtol block due to intra party conflict between ruling party legislator Mr Debasish
Samntray and agriculture minister Mr Damodar Rout. Flood affected villagers of Tirtol area have not only
expressed their discontentment but are living in panic condition due to non- construction of shelter to
rescue from flood.
In last super flood, more than five lakh people in Tirtol, Biridi, Kujang, Jagatsinghpur and other blocks of
this district were affected. Similarly, ten persons were also killed and paddy crops completely destroyed
due to super flood. Though hundreds of cyclone shelters have been mushrooming in this district but these
are not useable during flood.

Last super flood gave a lesson to the government and Orissa State Disaster & Mitigation authority in which
they stressed to set up multiple flood cyclone shelter in flood hit areas. During this time, the then revenue
minister Mr Manmohan Samal who reviewed the flood situation also announced to set up these shelters as
soon as possible to rescue from flood. He also gave idea about the design and place of construction of
these shelters to rescue from flood.

Meanwhile, OSDMA has decided to set up five flood shelters at Bagalpur, Bansadhara under Biridi, Ichapur
under Balikuda block, Saharagadia under Kujang and Samantray under Tirtol block. These shelters will be
set up on the mount to prevent the entry of flood water. Both animal and human beings will be sheltered
during flood in which all facilitates like relief materials, free kitchen and information regarding flood
situation will be provided to affected people. Rs 10 lakh would be spent for the construction of shelters.
Tardy progress and negligence of officials has delayed to strat the construction of building in four places
while intra party conflict between ruling party legislators have created the uncertainty for construction of
flood shelters at Tirtol block .Locals have alleged that negligence of officials to identify the location has
marred the construction in four places. District emergency officer Mr Saroja Kant Mohanty has expressed
that site selection has been completed in four places but site selection at Samantrapur under Tirtol block
has not yet completed due to indifference between two groups of villagers.

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Samntrapur under Tirtol block is considered as the forte of legislator Mr Debasish Samntray who is now
representing from Barbarti seat of Cuttack town. Mr Samntray had decided to contest from Paradip seat
but he failed to get this seat due to intervention Misniter Mr Rout. After being driven Mr Samantray, Mr Rout
contested from Paradip seat and won this seat. The supporters of Samantray have not easily accepted Mr
Rout and has aggrieved on him for his activities. This has erupted fraction between two groups ruling party
workers of 37 villages under Tirtol block.

The supporters of Samantray has decided to set up this shelter at Samantray school while supporters of Mr
Rout in another place of this village. Both groups have been given memorandum to the district collector
and tahsildar to set up this shelter in their choice spot other wise they have threatened to protest the
construction of shelter. On the other hand, village chief Mr A.Shaoo and others have agreed to set up this
shelter in school not in other spot while officials have selected their site at school premises. Locals have
alleged that intra party conflict has marred the construction of flood shelters in which villagers would
suffer during flood.

Contacted, tahasildar , Tirtol Kailash Chandra Nayak has confessed that intra party conflict has affected
the site selection of this flood shelter . He expressed that officials visited this villages for three to four
times and interacted with them to find out solution but in vain.

e. Flash floods, heavy rain kill 20 in Orissa


http://www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=9&theme=&usrsess=1&id=260956

Bhubaneswar, 14 JULY: At least 20 people were killed in flash floods and separate rain-related incidents in
Orissa as heavy downpour pounded several places in the state today, raising water levels in major rivers
and cutting road links.

At least seven persons, including a woman and her daughter, were killed while ten were injured when a
passenger bus fell into a rivulet while crossing a flooded bridge in Daspalla area of Nayagarh district last
night, official sources said.

The bus,was pulled out with the help of a heavy crane this afternoon, Daspalla Tehsildar Mr K C Rout said,
adding a hunt was on for the driver and the owner of the bus.
Financial assistance of Rs one lakh each has been sanctioned for the families of the dead, while the
government would bear the expenses on treatment of the 10 injured admitted to hospital, they said.

Three persons were swept away when they were crossing a swollen river by a boat in Bandhugaon area of
Koraput district, officials said.

Two persons, including a fisherman, drowned in Ramiala rivulet in Keonjhar district, while two others,
including a school teacher were swept away in flood waters in Kandhamal district, sources said.

In another incident, a 16-year-old girl was killed when a wall collapsed due to heavy rains near Berhampur
city in Ganjam district yesterday, while a man was swept away by flood waters in Bhanjanagar area of the
southern Orissa district, sources said.

Two brothers ~ Prasanna Meher and Prema Meher ~ were killed after being struck by lightning when they
were fishing in a rivulet during rain in Biramaharajpur area of Sonepur district last evening, they said.
In a similar incident in nearby Bargarh district, a farmer was killed by lightning in Atabira area while
working in the farm land despite heavy rains yesterday, they said.

A woman, was killed due to electric shock while working in the paddy field in Keonjhar district today,
sources said.

Road connectivity was disrupted in many places as heavy rains lashed and breached roads several areas
including Nayagarh, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Rayagada and Koraput.

Road links between Bhubaneswar and Nayagarh and Rayagada and Koraput were cut off as flood water
submerged the roads at a number of places, sources said.
Following incessant rains over the last one week, water level in most of the major rivers in the state

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including the Mahanadi, Kathjodi, Brahmani, Baitarani, Subarnarekha, Bansadhara and Rushikulya continues
to rise towards danger mark

4. Flood Updates from Department of Water Resources, GOO (www.dowrorissa.gov.in )

a. Status of Important Gauge Sites as on 15-Jul-2009


http://www.dowrorissa.gov.in/Flood/GaugeStatus.htm

Sl GaugeSite Time Gauge Gauge Warning Danger Highest


No in hrs Reading Trend Level Level Level
MAHANADI River

108.31m on 19-Sep-08
1 KHAIRMAL 0900 104.44m 108.00m 109.00m
at 1300hrs
74.98m on 30-Aug-82
2 TIKERPARA 0900 66.00m - -
at 1800hrs
27.60m on 31-Aug-82
3 NARAJ(IB) 0900 25.52m 25.41m 26.41m
at 1700hrs

KATHJODI River
Below
1 BELLEVUE 1000 . - 22.50ft 28.75ft on 31-Aug-82
Gauge
KUSABHADRA River

11.60m on 31-Aug-82
1 NIMAPARA 0900 4.62m 9.85m 10.76m
at 0900hrs

DEVI River

13.05m on 20-Sep-08
1 ALIPINGAL 0900 6.68m 10.85m 11.78m
at 1000hrs

BRAHMANI River

180.40m on 17-Aug-74
1 PANPOSH 0900 172.99m 177.61m 178.42m
at 1400hrs

2 RENGALI 0900 77.20m - 88.00m 92.25m on 18-Aug-75

65.53m on 19-Aug-75
3 TALCHER 0900 56.40m - 62.91m
at 2100hrs
24.78m on 20-Aug-75
4 JENAPUR 0900 20.08m 22.00m 23.00m
at 1000hrs

5 INDUPUR 0900 5.54m - 8.23m -

BAITARANI River

378.10m on 07-Aug-85
1 CHAMPUA 0900 372.05m 375.33m 376.41m
at 0600hrs
315.66m on 14-Aug-75
2 SWAMPATNA 0900 305.80m - 311.10m
at 1700hrs
41.80m on 19-Aug-75
3 ANANDAPUR 0900 34.91m 37.45m 38.36m
at 2000hrs

4 AKHUAPADA 0900 16.83m - 17.83m 21.95m on 16-Aug-80

SUBERNAREKHA River

129.82m on 12-Oct-73
1 JAMSHEDPUR 0900 116.12m - -
at 2300hrs
56.91m on 09-Sep-78
2 JAMSOLAGHAT 0900 45.04m 48.32m 49.16m
at 0400hrs

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12.69m on 19-Jun-08
3 RAJGHAT 0900 7.07m 9.45m 10.36m
at 0400hrs

BURHABALANGA River

85.50m on 09-Nov-95
1 CHANDANPUR 0900 81.50m - -
at 2300hrs
37.20m on 12-Oct-73
2 BARIPADA 0900 23.44m 29.70m 30.92m
at 0600hrs
42.40m on 23-Sep-07
3 BALIMUNDALI 0900 36.48m - -
at 0700hrs
9.67m on 12-Oct-73
4 NH5, GOVINDPUR 0900 2.46m 7.21m 8.13m
at 1800hrs

VANSADHARA River

121.82m on 17-Sep-80
1 GUDARI 0900 115.48m - -
at 2100hrs
88.75m on 17-Sep-80
2 GUNUPUR 0900 82.13m 83.00m 84.00m
at 2300hrs
58.93m on 18-Sep-80
3 KASHINAGAR 1100 53.85m 53.60m 54.60m
at 0200hrs

RUSHIKULYA River

83.21m on 04-Nov-90
1 SORADA 0900 79.17m 80.99m 81.98m
at 1000hrs
61.44m on 18-Oct-99
2 MADHABARIDA 0900 59.05m - 60.65m
at 1900hrs
19.60m on 04-Nov-90
3 PURUSHOTTAMPUR 0900 16.20m 15.84m 16.84m
at 1800hrs

b. River Discharge at Important Sites as on 15-Jul-2009


http://www.dowrorissa.gov.in/Flood/DischargeStatus.htm

Sl DischargeSite Time Discharge Unit


No in hrs
MAHANADI River

1 KHAIRMAL 1200 490000 Cusecs

2 BARMUL 1200 570000 Cusecs

3 MUNDALI 1200 592255 Cusecs

TEL River

1 PATHARLA 1200 394982 Cusecs

BRAHMANI River

1 EXP. BRIDGE. PANKAPAL 0800 47717 Cusecs

BAITARANI River

1 BIRIDI RLY. BRIDGE 0800 36070 Cusecs

SUBERNAREKHA River

1 RAJGHAT 0600 18312 Cusecs

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Time of Flow in Mahanadi River between Hirakud & Mundali


Hirakud 115 Km Khairmal 106 Km Barmul 95 Km Mundali
Dam (12-18 hrs) Site (12-16 hrs) Site (12-16 hrs) Anicut

c. Reservoir Level 15-Jul-2009


http://www.dowrorissa.gov.in/Flood/AboutReservoirs.htm
About Gauge Sites Flood Bulletin
Sl Reservoir Dead Storage Full Reservoir LiveStorage Reservoir Area Maximum Water
No Level (DSL) Level (FRL) at FRL at FRL Level (MWL)
MAHANADI River

1 HIRAKUD 590.00 ft 630.00 ft 482155.00 Ham 743.00 SqKm 630.00 ft

BRAHMANI River

1 RENGALI 109.72 m 123.50 m 341371.00 Ham 414.00 SqKm 125.40 m

MACHHKUND River

1 BALIMELA 1440.00 ft 1516.00 ft 267600.00 Ham 194.40 SqKm 1518.00 ft

2 MACHHKUND 2685.00 ft 2750.00 ft 96993.00 Ham 91.00 SqKm 2750.00 ft

KOLAB River

1 UPPER KOLAB 844.00 m 858.00 m 93500.00 Ham 113.50 SqKm 858.00 m

INDRAVATI River

1 INDRAVATI 625.00 m 642.00 m 148550.00 Ham 110.00 SqKm 643.00 m

SALANDI River

1 SALANDI 50.24 m 82.30 m 55650.00 Ham 12.29 SqKm 83.21 m

BADANALLA River

1 BADANALLA 163.70 m 176.00 m 6714.00 Ham 4.30 SqKm 176.00 m

BAHUDA River

1 BAGHALATI STAGE-I 88.50 m 97.00 m 1388.00 Ham 3.36 SqKm 97.13 m

BAGHUA River

1 BAGHUA STAGE-II 108.01 m 113.85 m 3100.00 Ham 8.69 SqKm 113.85 m

BANKABAHAL River

1 BANKABAHAL 299.00 m 305.00 m 2578.00 Ham 7.70 SqKm 305.00 m

MAHALI River

1 BHANJNAGAR 80.77 m 95.09 m 5766.00 Ham 8.94 SqKm 95.71 m

BHASKEL River

1 BHASKEL 618.44 m 626.66 m 2768.00 Ham 6.42 SqKm 628.19 m

DUANTA River

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1 BUDHABUDHIANI 138.07 m 146.38 m 1616.00 Ham .72 SqKm 146.68 m

GAMBHARIA River

1 DADARAGHATI 111.56 m 118.87 m 2407.00 Ham 7.59 SqKm 121.83 m

DAHA River

1 DAHA 112.40 m 118.60 m 2195.00 Ham 5.52 SqKm 118.60 m

NIGIRA River

1 DERJANG 140.20 m 149.35 m 4648.00 Ham 9.43 SqKm 150.00 m

DHANEI River

1 DHANEI 82.70 m 88.70 m 1312.00 Ham 8.40 SqKm 91.74 m

ONG River

1 DUMARBAHAL 284.38 m 289.56 m 1872.00 Ham 7.56 SqKm 292.00 m

GHODAHADA River

1 GHODAHADA 106.68 m 117.80 m 3052.00 Ham 1.50 SqKm 117.80 m

GOHIRA NALLA River

1 GOHIRA 226.00 m 235.50 m 6535.00 Ham 10.94 SqKm 236.35 m

BADJORE River

1 HALADIA 52.50 m 67.64 m 666.00 Ham .72 SqKm 68.40 m

HARABHANGI River

1 HARABHANGI 378.00 m 387.50 m 8625.00 Ham 12.15 SqKm 387.50 m

HARIHARJORE River

1 HARIHARJORE 141.45 m 147.50 m 5868.00 Ham 18.45 SqKm 148.30 m

JAMBIRA River

1 JAMBIRA 57.90 m 63.00 m 1609.00 Ham 29.28 SqKm 65.50 m

ONG River

1 JHARBANDH 250.50 m 253.70 m 952.00 Ham 4.60 SqKm 256.65 m

KALO River

1 KALO 71.32 m 77.70 m 2424.00 Ham 5.34 SqKm 77.70 m

KANJHARI River

1 KANJHARI 398.00 m 408.50 m 3452.00 Ham 5.17 SqKm 408.50 m

SANKHA River

1 KANSABAHAL 219.50 m 228.00 m 2872.00 Ham 5.06 SqKm 228.00 m

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KHADKEI River

1 KHADKEI 302.50 m 313.50 m 5622.00 Ham 9.80 SqKm 313.50 m

KUANRIA River

1 KUANRIA 130.30 m 135.70 m 1750.00 Ham 4.86 SqKm 135.70 m

NESA River

1 NESA 257.15 m 263.00 m 658.00 Ham 1.70 SqKm 264.50 m

PILASALKI River

1 PILASALKI 533.00 m 541.00 m 1440.00 Ham 5.25 SqKm 544.00 m

PITAMAHAL River

1 PITAMAHAL 234.00 m 243.84 m 2016.00 Ham 3.55 SqKm 246.88 m

RAMIAL River

1 RAMIAL 100.44 m 109.73 m 7584.00 Ham 16.69 SqKm 110.64 m

REMAL River

1 REMAL 107.20 m 121.00 m 1570.00 Ham 1.98 SqKm 121.00 m

ONG River

1 SAIPALA 300.07 m 306.32 m 1839.00 Ham 5.37 SqKm 307.85 m

SALIA River

1 SALIA 48.31 m 58.53 m 5275.00 Ham 9.84 SqKm 61.28 m

ICHHA River

1 SARAFGARH 297.00 m 307.50 m 1215.00 Ham 1.52 SqKm 307.50 m

SATIGUDA River

1 SATIGUDA 182.38 m 192.63 m 6768.00 Ham 11.77 SqKm 194.29 m

PADMA River

1 SORADA 81.97 m 90.22 m 4975.00 Ham 9.87 SqKm 90.83 m

SUNDAR River

1 SUNDAR 301.25 m 310.00 m 4440.00 Ham 6.98 SqKm 310.00 m

SONE River

1 SUNEI 72.00 m 85.00 m 6911.00 Ham 6.82 SqKm 85.00 m

BADJORE River

1 TALASARA 288.30 m 296.30 m 1665.00 Ham 3.51 SqKm 296.30 m

JONK River

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1 UPPER JONK 343.50 m 350.60 m 3525.00 Ham 14.70 SqKm 350.60 m

d. Live Storage Filling of Major Reservoirs as on 15-Jul-2009


http://www.dowrorissa.gov.in/Flood/ReservoirGraph.htm
UPPER
HIRAKUD RENGALI BALIMELA MACHHKUND INDRAVATI SALANDI
KOLAB
17.7% 15.6% 4.0% 25.6% 8.5% 18.5% 3.2%

Time:1200 hrs Time:1200 hrs Time:0800 hrs Time:0800 hrs Time:0800 hrs Time:0800 hrs Time:0600 hrs

Reservoir Level & position wrt. Full Reservoir Level

RL: 602.06ft RL: 112.95m RL: 1445ft RL: 2709ft RL: 845.97m RL: 629.1m RL: 55m

(-) 27.94ft (-) 10.55m (-) 71.00ft (-) 41.00ft (-) 12.03m (-) 12.90m (-) 27.30m

Reservoir Inflow & Outflow

I:169499Cusecs I:1206.07CumecsI:778.34Cumecs I:404.81Cumecs I:396.95CumecsI:946.39Cumecs I:23.53Cumecs

O:35310Cusecs O:554.88Cumecs O:90.17Cumecs O:0Cumecs O:27.63Cumecs O:17.22Cumecs O:0.5Cumecs

Live Storage capacity & Live Storage available

Cap:482155 Ham Cap:341371 Ham Cap:267600 HamCap:96993 Ham Cap:93500 Ham Cap:148550 Ham Cap:55650 Ham

LS:85479 Ham LS:53091 Ham LS:10612.5 Ham LS:24827.59 HamLS:7988 Ham LS:27429.08 HamLS:1768 Ham

The RED line corresponds to Full Reservoir Capacity

e. Rainfall Scenario on 15-Jul-2009


http://www.dowrorissa.gov.in/Flood/DailyFloodBulletin.htm
Sl Rain Gauge Station RainFall Jul-2009 Statistics Monsoon Rainfall (2009)
No on
15-Jul-09 Rainy Avg. Max.
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Total
Days RF RF
. BAITARANI Basin

1 AKHUAPADA 2.4 13 13.0 69.4 71.2 181.4 - - - 252.6

2 ANANDAPUR 9.8 13 16.4 115.6 54.4 246.6 - - - 301.0

3 CHAMPUA 21.6 10 12.1 51.0 133.4 168.8 - - - 302.2

4 CHANDABALI 73.0 14 18.3 73.0 57.9 274.1 - - - 332.0

5 GHATAGAON 6.0 10 19.2 83.0 135.0 250.0 - - - 385.0

6 JAJPUR 8.0 9 15.6 35.0 71.0 156.0 - - - 227.0

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7 JHUMPURA 5.6 8 11.3 74.2 44.6 158.2 - - - 202.8

8 JOSHIPUR 27.6 8 12.3 29.2 44.0 134.9 - - - 178.9

9 KARANJIA 7.0 11 32.5 286.0 73.0 423.0 - - - 496.0

10 KEONJHARGARH 9.2 14 14.4 57.4 115.1 201.7 - - - 316.8

11 RAJKANIKA 74.0 13 17.7 74.0 57.0 266.0 - - - 323.0

12 SWAMPATNA 1.8 14 13.9 96.6 37.4 208.4 - - - 245.8

13 THAKURMUNDA 15.2 10 19.6 74.0 87.4 273.8 - - - 361.2

. BURHABALANGA Basin

1 BALASORE 15.1 12 11.9 83.0 77.4 179.0 - - - 256.4

2 BALIMUNDALI 31.4 13 11.1 45.0 83.0 166.2 - - - 249.2

3 BANGIRIPOSHI 12.2 5 30.3 100.4 60.8 212.4 - - - 273.2

4 BARIPADA 26.2 13 11.4 38.8 218.5 171.2 - - - 389.7

5 BONTH 38.0 9 24.3 118.0 167.0 291.0 - - - 458.0

6 CHANDANPUR 10.2 8 22.8 102.0 34.6 250.4 - - - 285.0

7 JAIPUR 24.2 10 13.5 53.2 50.4 188.6 - - - 239.0

8 NH5-GOVINDAPUR 13.2 11 9.7 50.0 87.8 145.4 - - - 233.2

9 NILAGIRI 18.0 9 8.2 50.0 102.0 115.0 - - - 217.0

10 SORO 13.0 8 15.8 93.0 135.0 173.5 - - - 308.5

11 UDALA 10.4 6 6.7 29.0 24.2 66.6 - - - 90.8

. INDRAVATI Basin

1 INDRAVATI 139.4 8 48.4 216.0 42.8 386.8 - - - 429.6

2 NAWRANGPUR 109.0 10 23.4 112.0 134.8 304.0 - - - 438.8

. KOLAB Basin

1 BALIMELA 115.0 9 59.0 202.0 163.0 531.0 - - - 694.0

2 JEYPORE 110.0 11 20.1 110.0 88.2 301.5 - - - 389.7

3 KOLAB 67.4 9 25.8 67.4 135.2 232.4 - - - 367.6

4 KORAPUT 108.0 11 26.9 110.0 110.0 377.0 - - - 487.0

5 MALKANGIRI 71.6 13 16.1 71.6 46.0 241.6 - - - 287.6

6 POTTANGI 35.0 6 8.7 40.0 49.5 104.0 - - - 153.5

7 UMERKOT 38.0 11 12.3 48.0 73.0 172.0 - - - 245.0

. LOWER BRAHMANI Basin

1 ALTUMA 54.6 15 23.6 61.4 29.8 354.2 - - - 384.0

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2 ANGUL 34.6 14 23.6 52.6 52.0 330.6 - - - 382.6

3 CHHENDIPADA 33.8 12 18.0 60.2 43.4 270.6 - - - 314.0

4 DHENKANAL 27.0 8 33.8 110.0 27.0 338.0 - - - 365.0

5 JENAPUR 19.8 14 14.2 49.0 63.0 213.6 - - - 276.6

6 KAMAKSHYANAGAR 11.0 12 20.6 42.0 60.0 247.0 - - - 307.0

7 NAKTIDUEL 25.0 8 17.4 39.0 18.0 139.0 - - - 157.0

8 SUKINDA 20.0 12 42.5 115.0 88.0 510.0 - - - 598.0

9 TALCHER 31.0 13 27.5 70.0 60.8 358.0 - - - 418.8

10 TELKOI 28.0 8 23.9 90.0 43.8 239.0 - - - 282.8

. LOWER MAHANADI Basin

1 ALIPINGAL 69.8 15 26.0 80.8 60.2 389.2 - - - 449.4

2 ARMPUR 56.8 14 19.7 84.6 59.0 295.8 - - - 354.8

3 ATHAGARH 47.0 12 50.5 127.0 92.0 656.0 - - - 748.0

4 ATHAMALIK 75.6 10 24.2 115.2 25.0 339.2 - - - 364.2

5 BALIGUDA 118.0 9 45.4 152.0 24.0 499.0 - - - 523.0

6 BANAPUR 87.3 12 27.9 177.0 65.0 418.9 - - - 483.9

7 BARGARH 18.0 8 40.6 94.0 5.0 365.0 - - - 370.0

8 BARMUL 56.0 12 30.2 85.2 169.8 453.4 - - - 623.2

9 BELGAON 134.6 12 44.2 201.6 39.0 662.4 - - - 701.4

10 BHAWANIPATNA 104.6 8 29.2 113.0 57.0 379.0 - - - 436.0

11 BHUBANESWAR 67.8 14 23.8 85.0 90.7 332.6 - - - 423.3

12 BIJEPUR 69.0 8 42.3 98.0 0.6 381.0 - - - 381.6

13 BINIKA 105.0 9 54.2 143.0 63.0 596.0 - - - 659.0

14 BOLANGIR 64.0 10 40.0 146.4 114.7 559.7 - - - 674.4

15 BOUDHRAJ 4.0 7 19.6 71.0 54.0 215.0 - - - 269.0

16 BURLA 6.2 15 26.0 99.6 51.0 390.0 - - - 441.0

17 CUTTACK 49.4 13 32.9 92.2 35.0 428.2 - - - 463.2

18 DASPALLA 57.6 9 25.0 140.0 155.8 299.4 - - - 455.2

19 DUNGURIPALI 37.0 11 38.9 105.0 64.0 544.0 - - - 608.0

20 GOP 42.0 13 22.2 74.0 17.2 288.0 - - - 305.2

21 HARBHANGA 84.0 9 22.0 84.0 113.2 308.0 - - - 421.2

22 HIRAKUD 3.5 13 31.0 118.1 37.8 403.1 - - - 440.9

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23 JAIPATNA 81.0 8 37.3 175.0 104.0 373.0 - - - 477.0

24 JUNAGARH 121.0 11 27.9 121.0 56.4 391.0 - - - 447.4

25 KANTAMAL 108.8 13 38.4 159.6 33.0 575.3 - - - 608.3

26 KENDRAPARA 25.0 14 21.2 92.0 66.0 297.0 - - - 363.0

27 KESINGA 127.4 12 35.8 155.8 53.0 537.0 - - - 590.0

28 KHAIRMAL 124.0 13 42.3 145.4 100.2 592.0 - - - 692.2

29 KHANDAPADA 57.0 11 36.5 235.6 83.6 473.8 - - - 557.4

30 KHARIAR 92.0 10 32.1 108.8 57.2 353.0 - - - 410.2

31 KOMNA 90.0 8 51.0 225.0 23.0 459.0 - - - 482.0

32 LANJIGARH 86.0 9 24.4 107.0 110.6 292.5 - - - 403.1

33 MADANPUR RAMPUR 195.0 7 47.4 260.0 42.6 664.2 - - - 706.8

34 MUNDALI 42.4 14 26.6 97.0 36.8 398.9 - - - 435.7

35 NARAJ 47.4 15 24.8 85.0 44.6 371.2 - - - 415.8

36 NARASINGHPUR 52.0 10 31.7 91.0 225.0 444.0 - - - 669.0

37 NAYAGARH 49.6 9 50.8 345.0 56.8 609.8 - - - 666.6

38 NIMAPARA 81.2 15 27.0 81.2 118.4 404.8 - - - 523.2

39 PADMAPUR 28.0 7 47.7 135.0 17.0 334.0 - - - 351.0

40 PADMAVATI 47.8 14 31.7 122.4 75.8 443.4 - - - 519.2

41 PAIKAMAL 65.0 6 47.0 170.0 25.0 376.0 - - - 401.0

42 PARADEEP 58.5 14 31.0 82.4 43.1 465.1 - - - 508.2

43 PATAMUNDAI 17.0 12 29.5 105.0 7.0 383.0 - - - 390.0

44 PATNAGARH 98.2 12 56.7 157.8 97.6 737.0 - - - 834.6

45 PHULBANI 119.6 14 35.0 147.2 125.6 524.4 - - - 650.0

46 PIPLI 62.0 10 22.9 62.0 45.4 297.3 - - - 342.7

47 PURI 80.0 14 22.3 81.8 103.2 312.8 - - - 416.0

48 R.K.NAGAR 70.6 10 31.2 109.8 14.8 343.3 - - - 358.1

49 RAIRAKHOL 16.0 8 10.9 30.0 40.0 87.0 - - - 127.0

50 RANPUR 42.4 7 30.9 160.6 93.6 339.8 - - - 433.4

51 SALEBHATA 46.6 14 32.0 119.6 76.0 479.4 - - - 555.4

52 SAMBALPUR 14.4 12 27.4 95.6 42.5 355.8 - - - 398.3

53 SONEPUR 120.0 9 44.0 130.0 61.0 484.0 - - - 545.0

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54 TANGI 115.0 10 24.7 115.0 140.0 370.0 - - - 510.0

55 TIKABALI 128.0 8 47.9 191.0 81.0 479.0 - - - 560.0

56 TIKERPARA 48.8 9 25.7 71.4 128.4 256.6 - - - 385.0

57 TITLAGARH 145.8 10 44.2 145.8 92.4 574.8 - - - 667.2

58 TUREIKELA 84.0 9 39.2 165.0 54.0 470.0 - - - 524.0

. RUSHIKULYA Basin

1 ASKA 64.0 10 25.4 114.0 121.0 356.0 - - - 477.0

2 BERHAMPUR 70.4 7 21.9 70.4 121.6 284.4 - - - 406.0

3 BHANJANAGAR 49.0 10 23.8 122.0 61.0 309.0 - - - 370.0

4 CHHATRAPUR 95.0 7 22.1 95.0 95.0 331.0 - - - 426.0

5 DARINGIBADI 83.0 8 21.0 83.0 18.0 210.0 - - - 228.0

6 GOPALPUR 79.2 10 21.3 79.2 105.0 256.1 - - - 361.1

7 MADHABARIDA 54.0 12 25.0 98.0 71.8 324.6 - - - 396.4

8 PURUSHOTTAMPUR 68.0 8 24.6 103.0 56.0 369.2 - - - 425.2

9 SORADA 75.0 14 21.1 103.4 63.8 316.4 - - - 380.2

. SUBERNAREKHA Basin

1 BHOGRAI 15.0 8 7.5 35.0 41.0 98.0 - - - 139.0

2 FEKOGHAT 31.0 12 11.6 37.4 8.8 174.4 - - - 183.2

3 GHATSILA 16.4 11 15.4 67.4 19.4 200.4 - - - 219.8

4 JALESWAR 15.0 6 6.1 30.0 39.0 73.0 - - - 112.0

5 JAMSHEDPUR 12.6 12 20.7 81.0 77.3 310.1 - - - 387.4

6 JAMSOLAGHAT 6.2 11 18.4 78.4 45.0 276.0 - - - 321.0

7 RAIRANGPUR 13.0 9 23.7 106.0 223.0 308.0 - - - 531.0

8 RAJGHAT 24.0 11 8.2 32.0 58.4 122.8 - - - 181.2

9 RANCHI 5.8 15 15.1 50.0 135.3 226.8 - - - 362.1

10 TIRING 6.2 11 14.0 49.0 18.8 195.8 - - - 214.6

. UPPER BRAHMANI Basin

1 BARKOTE 4.2 12 13.8 32.4 38.7 179.6 - - - 218.3

2 DEOGARH 5.3 10 35.7 157.4 12.7 356.8 - - - 369.5

3 LAHUNIPADA 10.0 12 11.8 38.0 72.4 141.3 - - - 213.7

4 PALLAHARA 37.0 10 27.1 78.0 42.5 271.0 - - - 313.5

5 PANPOSH 9.8 12 11.9 37.2 54.6 154.0 - - - 208.6

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6 RAJGANGPUR 8.0 11 14.0 88.0 35.7 167.4 - - - 203.1

7 REMAL 28.0 11 14.3 28.0 34.0 157.0 - - - 191.0

8 RENGALI 14.7 14 23.4 68.4 52.7 350.7 - - - 403.4

. UPPER MAHANADI Basin

1 AMBABHONA 17.0 8 39.8 80.0 0.0 398.0 - - - 398.0

2 AMBIKAPUR 0.0 10 8.2 20.2 3.2 90.5 - - - 93.7

3 BAIKUNTHAPUR 0.0 9 8.5 36.4 49.8 101.4 - - - 151.2

4 BAMANDIHI 31.8 13 26.4 120.4 44.4 395.6 - - - 440.0

5 BANGODAM 0.0 10 12.7 56.4 11.4 177.2 - - - 188.6

6 BASANTPUR 17.0 14 27.3 86.6 24.0 409.8 - - - 433.8

7 BORANDA 46.8 4 80.5 240.0 0.0 321.8 - - - 321.8

8 CHAMPA 3.8 11 23.7 106.0 14.0 331.8 - - - 345.8

9 DEOGAON 78.0 13 23.0 85.0 41.0 344.6 - - - 385.6

10 DHARAMJAYGARH 4.8 14 17.1 81.0 12.0 257.0 - - - 269.0

11 GHATORA 29.8 11 16.8 69.0 47.6 218.4 - - - 266.0

12 GHORARI 51.0 8 30.2 220.0 7.0 392.2 - - - 399.2

13 HEMGIRI 3.4 10 22.7 90.0 17.6 249.6 - - - 267.2

14 JAGDALPUR 67.6 13 20.5 76.5 97.6 266.8 - - - 364.4

15 JAMADARPALLI 11.0 13 23.2 75.2 59.4 347.8 - - - 407.2

16 JHARSUGUDA 10.7 15 25.1 75.2 67.2 376.1 - - - 443.3

17 KELO 1.4 14 24.5 110.0 14.6 366.8 - - - 381.4

18 KORBA 5.4 11 18.0 120.8 2.0 216.4 - - - 218.4

19 KUCHINDA 1.6 10 19.4 83.0 0.0 193.8 - - - 193.8

20 KURUBHATTA 8.2 13 18.4 104.6 30.0 238.6 - - - 268.6

21 LAIKERA 3.0 9 15.6 42.0 7.0 140.0 - - - 147.0

22 MANINDRAGARH 0.0 11 10.4 73.6 71.2 155.8 - - - 227.0

23 NANDAGHAT 33.0 10 24.2 93.6 8.2 314.8 - - - 323.0

24 NAWAPARA 70.0 5 25.6 70.0 12.0 256.0 - - - 268.0

25 PARMANPUR 2.8 15 19.0 114.4 70.8 285.6 - - - 356.4

26 PENDRAROAD 0.0 12 10.0 41.0 52.0 149.5 - - - 201.5

27 RAIPUR 29.4 13 31.2 275.2 38.1 467.6 - - - 505.7

28 RAJIM 66.2 8 27.6 238.8 93.2 386.6 - - - 479.8

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29 RAMPUR 44.4 12 24.2 133.0 24.0 314.2 - - - 338.2

30 SANKARA 53.4 11 29.3 126.0 14.8 380.8 - - - 395.6

31 SARADIHI 23.0 14 42.2 120.0 19.0 590.2 - - - 609.2

32 SEORINARAYAN 45.0 13 35.7 158.0 27.7 535.4 - - - 563.1

33 SIMGA 34.0 10 21.8 97.2 22.0 326.6 - - - 348.6

34 SUNDERGARH 3.6 15 21.4 77.4 84.4 321.2 - - - 405.6

35 SURAJGARH 8.0 11 22.9 114.4 12.8 297.8 - - - 310.6

36 TARAPUR 0.0 11 27.1 119.0 39.0 352.4 - - - 391.4

37 THETTANG 3.0 13 18.2 138.0 3.2 272.8 - - - 276.0

. VANSADHARA Basin

1 BISAM CUTTACK 49.2 7 27.0 84.0 151.2 323.4 - - - 474.6

2 GOTTA BARRAGE 23.6 10 8.9 27.8 126.0 133.0 - - - 259.0

3 GUDARI 62.0 13 23.9 74.6 138.2 357.8 - - - 496.0

4 GUNUPUR 43.6 13 15.9 47.8 267.6 239.0 - - - 506.6

5 KALINGAPATNAM 12.0 13 6.4 22.6 109.5 83.1 - - - 192.6

6 KASHINAGAR 34.0 10 16.1 60.2 115.4 177.0 - - - 292.4

7 KOTRAGUDA 62.6 12 17.1 62.6 51.2 238.8 - - - 290.0

8 MAHENDRAGARH 52.4 7 11.2 52.4 102.0 134.4 - - - 236.4

9 MOHANA 48.2 14 14.9 59.6 131.6 223.6 - - - 355.2

10 PARLAKHEMUNDI 28.0 8 9.5 28.0 171.0 133.0 - - - 304.0

11 R.UDAYGIRI 80.0 8 18.0 80.0 20.2 216.4 - - - 236.6

12 RAYAGADA 22.3 11 18.3 80.1 152.2 256.4 - - - 408.6

f. Average Reservoir Inflow-Outflow on 15-Jul-2009


http://www.dowrorissa.gov.in/Flood/DailyFloodBulletin.htm
Sl Name of Inflow Outflow Unit Observation Period
No Reservoir
1 HIRAKUD 120268.00 30901.00 Cusecs DURING LAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 0900 HRS OF 15.07.09

2 RENGALI 1357.20 528.48 Cumecs DURING LAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 0600 HRS OF 15.07.09

g. River Discharge Scenario on 15-Jul-2009


http://www.dowrorissa.gov.in/Flood/DailyFloodBulletin.htm
Sl DischargeSite Time Discharge Unit
No in hrs
MAHANADI River

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1 KHAIRMAL 1200 490000 Cusecs

2 BARMUL 1200 570000 Cusecs

3 MUNDALI 1200 592255 Cusecs

TEL River

1 PATHARLA 1200 394982 Cusecs

BRAHMANI River

1 EXP. BRIDGE. PANKAPAL 0800 47717 Cusecs

BAITARANI River

1 BIRIDI RLY. BRIDGE 0800 36070 Cusecs

SUBERNAREKHA River

1 RAJGHAT 0600 18312 Cusecs

Time of Flow in Mahanadi River between Hirakud & Mundali


Hirakud 115 Km Khairmal 106 Km Barmul 95 Km Mundali
Dam (12-18 hrs) Site (12-16 hrs) Site (12-16 hrs) Ani

h. Weather Scenario
http://www.dowrorissa.gov.in/Flood/DailyFloodBulletin.htm

Time of observation: 12:30hrs IST (15 Jul 2009)


Catchment Rainfall Summary
Very heavy rainfall has occurred at isolated places over Lower Mahanadi catchments. Heavy rainfall has
occurred at many places overRushikulya and at a few places over Lower Mahanadi and at isolated places
over Burhabalanga, Baitarani, Lower Brahmani, Upper Mahanadi and Vamsadhara catchments. Rainfall has
occurred at most places over all the catchments of Orissa.

Chief Synoptic Situation


South West monsoon has been vigorous over Orissa. Yesterday's well marked low pressure area over North
West Bay of Bengal off Orissa coast persists with associated upper air cyclonic circulation extending up to
Mid Tropospheric level tilting South West wards with height. The axis of monsoon trough at sea level passes
through Bikanir, Jaipur, Sibpuri, Pendra, Jharsuguda centre of well marked low pressure area and thence
South East wards to East central Bay of Bengal.

Forecast valid for next 24hrs


Rainfall likely to occur at most places over all the catchments of Orissa.

Heavy Rainfall (50mm or more) Warning


Extremely heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places over Upper and Lower Mahanadi catchments.
Heavy to very heavy falls likely to occur at a few places over Upper and Lower Mahanadi, Baitarani, Lower
Brahmani and at isolated places over Subarnarekha, Burhabalanga, Vamsadhara catchments. Heavy rainfall
likely to occur at isolated places over Rushikulya catchments during next 48 hours.

Quantitative Precipitation Rainfall for next 24hrs


Baitarani :- 26-50 mm., Upper Mahanadi :- 51-100 mm., Lower Mahanadi :- >100 mm., Rushikulya :- 11-25
mm., Vamsadhara :- 26-50 mm.(Other basins are nil.)

Outlook for Subsequent 48hrs


Little change.
Source: Flood Meteorological Centre, India Meteorological Department, BBSR

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