Odisha Flood Alert

No 12

September 24th &25th, 2011 A Civil Society Initiative on behalf of Odisha Water Forum & Odisha State Centre, Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India
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CONTENTS 1. News (Headlines) from Odisha Media on 24th & 25th Sep, 2011 .................................... 2 a. General Flood Situations ......................................................................................................................... 2 b. Situation in Flood Affected Area ............................................................................................................. 3 c. Impact on Communication ...................................................................................................................... 4 d. Loss of life and Property .......................................................................................................................... 4 e. Govt. Response........................................................................................................................................ 5 f. Flood Relief.............................................................................................................................................. 5 g. Flood Politics ........................................................................................................................................... 6 h. Flood Conflict .......................................................................................................................................... 6 i. Flood Forecast ......................................................................................................................................... 6 2. Selected News from Local English Media (24th & 25th Sept, 2011) ............................... 6 a. Fresh flood submerges 600 villages in Orissa ......................................................................................... 6 b. Bridge caves in, Jajpur cut off.................................................................................................................. 6 c. Overflowing Baitarani wreaks havoc....................................................................................................... 7 d. Flood situation still alarming in Odisha ................................................................................................... 8 e. Jajpur, 45 gram panchayats cut off after 120-yr-old bridge collapses .................................................... 8 f. Fresh flood: Regulate water release from barrage ................................................................................. 9 g. Crops worth Rs 72 lakh damaged............................................................................................................ 9 h. South, central Balasore in grip of worst floods ....................................................................................... 9 i. Bottom of Form50,000 persons hit in Keonjhar, 2 feared drowned..................................................... 10 j. Govt announces 7-day relief in flood-hit areas ..................................................................................... 10 k. Flood situation grim across State .......................................................................................................... 11 l. Hydro position in many reservoirs not full............................................................................................ 12 m. Torrential rain: 3 die in wall collapse .................................................................................................... 13 n. Administration evacuates flood victims ................................................................................................ 13 o. Rivers wreak havoc in eight dists, 992 villages marooned .................................................................... 14 p. Floods hit tourism in Jajpur, Kendrapada ............................................................................................. 15 q. Relief material 'sale bid' slur against BJD MP........................................................................................ 16 3. Flood Updates from Department of Water Resources, GOO (www.dowrorissa.gov.in)16

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a. Weather Scenario .................................................................................................................................. 16 b. Rainfall Scenario on 24-Sep-2011 ............................................................................................................ 18 c. River Gauge Scenario on 24-Sep-2011 ...................................................................................................... 25 d. Reservoir Scenario on 24-Sep-2011 .......................................................................................................... 27 e. Average Reservoir Inflow-Outflow on 24-Sep-2011 ................................................................................. 27 f. River Discharge Scenario on 24-Sep-2011 ................................................................................................ 28 g. Time of Flow in Mahanadi River between Hirakud & Mundali ................................................................. 28 h. Live Storage Filling of Major Reservoirs as on 24-Sep-2011 ..................................................................... 28 - Compiled by Pranab R Choudhury, Bhupesh Ch Sahoo, Jinda Sandbhor

1. News (Headlines) from Odisha Media1 on 24th & 25th Sep, 2011 a. General Flood Situations o The recent flood hits 15 lakh people. (The Pragatibadi) o 14.05mm rainfall on the upper catchment and 24.95mm rainfall on the lower catchment of the Brahmani are recorded. (The Pragatibadi) o o o o o Flood water of 4 rivers submerged 6 districts. (The Pragatibadi) No data available on death toll. (The Pragatibadi) The central team will arrive on Monday to asses the loss due to flood. (The Pragatibadi) Flood reivisits, the situation in Jajpur, Kendrapara and bhadrak districts is grim. (The Indian Express) Overflowing Baitarani wreaks havoc; the river is flowing above danger level at Akhuapada, marooning over 150 villages in the district. (The Indian Express) o o o o o o o o o o o
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Administration evacuates flood victims in the southern and central Balasore. (The Indian Express) Subarnarekha threatens another spell of floods.(The Indian Express) Three rivers wreak havoc. (The Indian Express) Baitarani swelling in Bhadrak. (The Indian Express) North Odisha relives flood again, flood alert in six districts. (The Indian Express) Brahmani, Baitarani in spate again. (The Indian Express) One thousand villages submerged and 3 lakh people affected by the flood. (The Sambad) Brahmani and Baitarani are in uncontrollable. (The Sambad) Hadagad dam is in its Peak. (The Sambad) Central Inter-ministerial team will arrive on 26th of this month. (The Sambad) Jajpur is cut off from outer world. (The Sambad)

The Samaj, The Sambad, The Dharitri, The Pragatibadi, The Khabar & The New Indian Express; all Bhubaneswar Edition

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Flood return back in Baitarani, Brahmani and Budhabalanga river.(The Sambad,) Flood water entered into Bhadrak, Balasore and Baripada cities. (The Sambad) North Odisha submerged, Baitarani flowing at above danger mark. (The Sambad, The Pragatibadi) 6 districts are surrounded with flood water and 311 villages are marooned. (The Samaj) ODRAF and fire brigade deployed in flood hit region. (The Samaj) 6 districts are surrounded with flood water and 311 villages are marooned. (The Samaj) ODRAF and fire brigade deployed in flood hit region. (The Samaj) Rudhia bridge collapsed, a bus slightly escaped. (The Samaj) High alert continue. (The Samaj) Baitarani and Kushei rivers are above the danger level. (The Samaj) There is no respite from flood. (The Dharitri) 711 villages are marooned. (The Dharitri) Jajpur, Kendrapara and Bhadrak are worse hit of second phase flood. (The Dharitri) Due to heavy rain at the upper catchment of the Brahmani the situation will be worse. (The Dharitri) High alert in Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balesore and Keonjhar. (The Pragatibadi) Brahmani and Subarnarekah are now uncontrollable. (The Khabar) 3 lakh people in 6 districts are affected in the 2nd phase flood. (The Khabar) 829 villages affected(The Khabar)

b. Situation in Flood Affected Area o Over 4 lakh hit in Jajpur, all schools have been closed to accommodate the flood-hit. (The Indian Express) o Heavy downpour for three days has caused flood in the Biatarani on Friday, the river is flowing above the danger level at Akhuapada inundating over 150 villages in Bhadrak district. (The Indian Express) o The people of Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj districts battered by the floods are spending sleepless nights fearing yet another deluge. (The Indian Express) o o Heavy rain hits life in Dhenkanal. (The Indian Express) Sonepur district faced the maximum wrath of recent floods in western Odisha with as many as 137 villages in 40 panchayats in six blocks affected. (The Indian Express) o o o Flash flood in Tikra and Aauli. (The Indian Express) People in Jajpur district fear third successive flood in the region. (The Indian Express) Jajpur district is disintegrated from outside world due to the collapse of Rudhia Bridge. (The Sambad)

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Thousands of house collapsed and 2 died in Rourkela. (The Sambad) 3 days incessant rain and flood in Baitarani submerged the Bhadrak district. (The Sambad) Flood water near Akhuapada flowing above danger level of 20.85 meter. (The Sambad) Flood revisited to Jajpur again. (The Sambad) 5 block in Bhadrak district marooned, 2.5 lakh people water logged. (The Samaj) Flood water entered into Baripada town. (The Samaj) Low pressure turned into depression. (The Samaj) Spate in Rourkela, thousands are water logged. (The Dharitri) 142 villages are marooned in Dhenkanala. (The Dharitri) Rajakanika cut off from outer land. (The Dharitri) Thousands in Jajpur marooned. (The Dharitri) 117 villages are submerged in Bhadrak. (The Dharitri) Subarnarekah flowing above danger mark at Rajghat of Jaleswar. (The Dharitri) Anandapur region devastated due to breach on Anandpur barrage. (The Pragatibadi) 70,000 people are affected in Mayurbhanj district. (The Pragatibadi) Ring embankment breached at Bauljodi of Aul Block, administration yet to reach. (The Khabar) Aul Block is worst affected by the recent flood in Brahmani and Kharasrota. (The Khabar)

c. Impact on Communication o Rajakanika - Aul communication in Kendrapara district has been cut off. (The Sambad) o o All communication is cut off to Jajpur district. (The Samaj) Chandikhol–Paradip mineral transportation to be halted for two days to avoid the traffic problem due to flood. (The Dharitri) o o o o o o Keonjhar- Bhubaneswar communication cut off. (The Pragatibadi) Patana and Telkoi region cut off from Keonjhar. (The Pragatibadi) Highest rainfall recorded in Keonjhar. (The Pragatibadi) Cuttack- chandabali road communication affected as 5 feet water flowing on it. (The Khabar) Pattamundai-Aul communication cut off again. (The Khabar) All communication to Kaniha Block of Talcher are cut off. (The Khabar)

d. Loss of life and Property o o Youth washed away in Bamara, a five year old girl due to wall collapse. (The Indian Express) At least 3 persons died in wall collapse and more than 150 mud housed damaged in the torrential rain on thusday night in Rourkela. (The Indian Express)

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Flood damage in Balasore estimated at Rs.170 crore. (The Indian Express) Crop worth Rs. 72 lakh damaged in three block of Nayagarh. (The Indian Express) Relief boat capsized, escaped OPCC president at Ghasipura region. (The Sambad) The loss due to flood is expected to be crossed Rs. 3,000 crore. (The Sambad) Two persons died of wall collapse in Korei block. (The Sambad) Flood took two lives in Simulia block. (The Samaj) A lady swept away in Sandhei River and still missing. (The Pragatibadi) 330 crore loss of government property in cuttack. (The Pragatibadi) 800 ha agricultural land submerged due to flood in Brahmani. (The Pragatibadi)

e. Govt. Response o The CM made an Arial view of grim situation of the state. (The Pragatibadi) o o Jharkhand government is requested not to release more water. (The Pragatibadi) The Secretary of Water Resource Department has been asked to stay in contact with his counterpart of Jharkhand to monitor the flood control situation says Special Relief Commissioner. (The Indian Express) o We are keeping a close watch on the situation. The river embankments are also being monitored round-the-clock, says special relief commissioner. (The Indian Express) o The state Government submitted the flood assistance memorandum to the Centres. (The Indian Express) o The preliminary examination of Gram Panchayat Extension Officer has been postponed with respected to the flood situation in the state. (The Dharitri) o o f. Government directs for another 7 days relief distribution. (The Dharitri) Administration in Jajpur keeps a close watch on recurrence of flood in the Baitarani. (The Khabar)

Flood Relief o Government announces relief for 7 days more. (The Indian Express) o In view of the emerging situation, the government dicided to start air-dropping of food packets in the marooned villages of Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapara from friday while emergency relief will be distributed for seven days.

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g. Flood Politics o The congress has decided to submit a separate memorandum to the inter-ministerial team, which will visit the flood-affected areas of the State, listing instances of distribution of relief on party line. (The Indian Express)

h. Flood Conflict o 14 villages are surrounded with water, No food has reached to them, corruption reported in fodder distribution. (The Khabar) i. Flood Forecast o Brahmani flood water near Panposh is recorded at 181.44 ft. (The Khabar) o Life strorage capacity filled up in Rengali dam is recorded at 109.4% ; 6 get open with an out flow of 11846.02 cumecs. o o Baitarani flowing above danger mark near Akhuapada. (The Khabar) 16.10mm in upper catchment and 13.88mm rain is recorded. (The Sambad)

2. Selected News from Local English Media2 (24th & 25th Sept, 2011) a. Fresh flood submerges 600 villages in Orissa PTI Sep 23, 2011, 03.40pm IST BHUBANESWAR: Flood condition worsened in Orissa on Friday with four major rivers submerging around 600 villages in the state. Fresh flood in Brahmani, Baitarani, Budhabalang and Subarnarekha rivers following a heavy downpour wrecked havoc in Jajpur, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Balasore and Mayurbjanj districts, officials said. "Jajpur was cut off from rest of the state as a portion of 120-year-old bridge on Baitarani river at Sathipur caved in," District Collector Anil Samal said. b. Bridge caves in, Jajpur cut off Express News Service , The New Indian Express Sep 24, 2011 at 12:20pm IST BHUBANESWAR: After Baitarani, Subarnarekha threatened another spell of floods in the State. Even as the depression moved away to Jharkhand, heavy rains in the catchments of Subarnarekha led the river to swell on Friday. The Government resumed air-dropping of food packets and announced seven more days of relief. While the State Government was breathing easy that Baitarani will relent after rising menacingly on Thursday and flooding large parts of Jajpur and Bhadrak, Subarnarekha was causing fresh worry. Since the three dams at Chandil, Sunei and Kal do not have enough water holding capacity, the storm water is being released into the river. Subarnarekha was flowing at 50.28 metres, above the danger mark of 49.16

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metres, at Jamsholaghat and still showing a rising trend. Similar was the trend at Rajghat where it was flowing close to the danger level. The Government admitted that it was a cause of concern. “The Secretary of Water Resources department has been asked to stay in contact with his counterpart of Jharkhand to monitor the flood-control situation,” Special Relief Commissioner Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra said. Baitarani too was causing havoc in Jajpur district. Jajpur town had been marooned after Rudhia bridge over Budha river caved in. The other connection to the town through Kuakhia was overflooded snapping all connectivity. Even the collectorate was facing inundation following the deluge. Several breaches in the embankments of Baitarani and Brahmani had badly affected Jajpur, where over 400 villages had been marooned by Friday evening. Over 3,500 people had been shifted to safety. The latest estimates said floods in Baitarani had affected close to a population of 3 lakh in four districts. Jajpur and Bhadrak were the worst hit. At least 829 villages had been affected in 25 blocks of six districts whereas 711 villages were cut off from the mainland. The districts had been asked to evacuate people from low-lying areas. In view of the emerging situation, the Government decided to start air-dropping of food packets in the marooned villages of Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapara from Friday while emergency relief will be distributed for seven days. Three senior officers were sent to the districts to assist the collectors in relief and rescue operation. However, the Government hoped that the situation would ease since the Baitarani was showing a receding trend at Anandpur and Akhuapada where heavy rains had occurred on Thursday. Amidst the relentless floods, a sub-team of the inter-ministerial Central team will arrive in the State on Monday to assess damage. A four-member team will visit Sambalpur, Bargargh and Sonepur districts before the rest of the team arrives. c. Overflowing Baitarani wreaks havoc... Express News Service , The New Indian Express, Sep 24, 2011 at 08:35am IST BHADRAK: Heavy downpour for three days has flooded the Baitarani on Friday. The river is flowing above danger level at Akhuapada, marooning over 150 villages in the district.While one girl was swept away during rescue operation by ODRAF team in Bhandaripokhari, the body of an old woman was recovered from Nalia river. The woman has been identified as Sampada Rout (80) of Langudi village under Bhadrak block.Over three lakh people in Bhandaripokhari, Dhamnagar, Tihidi, Basudevpur, Bhadrak and Chandbali blocks, located along Baitarani, were hit by the third successive floods.Sources said the ravaging river has affected 165 villages in 45 panchayats of four blocks. People in the riverside villages, particularly in Bhandaripokhari and Dhamnagar blocks, are scared as the swirling water breached the embankment and inundated their houses and roads. Communication to 23 panchayats in Dhamnagar block and seven panchayats of Bhandaripokhari block has been disrupted.Terming the situation as grave, District Emergency Officer Suryakanta Padhi said while the danger level of the Baitarani is 17.83 metre, it was flowing at 20.60 metres and still rising.The Baitarani’s tributaries -- Reba, Kapali and Genguti -- have inundated villages and large tracts of paddy fields. Vehicular movement between Bhadrak-Aradi, Dhamnagar-Doubal, DhamnagarKhotar, Basudevpur-Padmapur and Bhandaripokhari-Malada has been snapped with the flood water flowing over the roads. Villages of Solampur, Napanga, Rahania, Balipada, Dulapur, Sohadaand Pangat Hasanbad, Sailo, Dakhinakula, Balipatana, Daspari and Muktanagar were marooned.Thousands of affected have taken shelter on roof tops as the district administration is yet to reach them. The Emergency Officer, however, said four ODRAF teams have been engaged in Bhandaripokhari and Dhamnagar blocks for rescue and relief operations.

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d. Flood situation still alarming in Odisha Prasar Bharati, Sep 24, 7:27 PM In Odisha, flood situation is still alarming in most of the northern and coastal areas. Major rivers like Baitarani, Brahmani and Subarnarekha are rising and flowing above the danger level. Thousands of people are marooned since four days and waiting for the government relief to reach them. A large tracts of Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Kendrapada and Mayurbhanj districts have been submerged in flood water. The situation in Jajpur, Kendrapada and Bhadrak districts, which were hit by the first-phase flood in the Mahanadi river system only a few days ago, have been severely affected. Most of the marooned people have taken shelter over the roof tops, embankments or trees. Air dropping of dry foods by two helicopters started from Saturday in flood-hit areas of Jajpur, Kendrapada and Keonjhar districts. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik spoke to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and Union Defence Minister AK Anthony over the flood situation in Odisha. The state government has also requested the Indian Air Force to give four more helicopters to carry out the relief operation. According to reports received from the Odisha government, 2,362 villages and 6 cities of eight districts in the state have been affected in the second spell of flood. So far six people have lost their lives. More than 1,54,000 people have been affected and 992 villages are still marooned in the current flood. Home ministry officials said in New Delhi on Saturday, five teams of National Disaster Response Force, NDRF, comprising 155 personnel have been deployed for rescue and relief operations. The teams have 29 boats, 60 lifebuoys, 60 life jackets, 5 emergency lights and 5 generator sets .The rescue and relief operations have been launched in Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Baleswar,Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar. The relief teams have already started evacuating the marooned people to safer places. Of the five NDRF teams, four were deployed at Jajpur and one at Kendrapara. Additional r 5 teams from Mundeli comprising 150 men have been despatched to the flood affected areas. Two helicopters have been deployed for air dropping of food packets. Another four helicopters are being deployed for the same purpose. e. Jajpur, 45 gram panchayats cut off after 120-yr-old bridge collapses The Pioneer, Saturday, 24 September 2011 00:51 AKSHAY EOUT | Jajpur A 120 year-old bridge collapsed at Rudhia village on Friday in the flood waters of river Budha, a tributary of the river Baitarani in the district as a result Jajpur town along with 45 gram panchayats were totally cut off from the mainland. The bridge’s three supporting pillars gave way, throwing traffic out of gear.The 700metre-long bridge was on the verge of collapse since more than three decades. But the authorities failed to build a new bridge as a result people of both the sides of the rivers are now in deep trouble.At any time of the day there are scores and scores of people crossing that bridge. But as luck would have it, no lives were lost in the incident, said Manas Pradhan of Sathipur. It was a proverbial escape for at least 45 bus passengers as a local warned the driver not to move forward as the bridge was on the verge of collapse.“We have demanded many times before the Government to build a new bridge. But the Government has not paid any heed to our demands,” said Ranjan Sahoo of Sasthipur village. Jajpur MLA Pranab Prakash Das said “The Government will build a new bridge within six months on the river Budha”.Tension mounted in both the sides of the bridge after the collapse. Many flood-affected villagers are now stranded. Meanwhile, flood waters marooned 105 villages in Bari, Jajpur, Korei, Badachana Dasarathpur blocks in the district as rivers

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breached at eight places in the district. We have started 15 free kitchens in these areas”, said District Collector Anil Samal.“I didn’t want to leave but when the water levels got high and we were hungry and couldn’t cook anything. My brother told me we should leave,” said Bidutalata Sethi of Mirzapur village as she searched for food with her eight-year-old son.Large numbers of people are camped out in the middle of the road under pieces of plastic. The numbers keep rising every day. The crisis seems to be just getting from bad to worse.

f. Fresh flood: Regulate water release from barrage Express News Service Last Updated : 24 Sep 2011 12:48:23 PM IST BHUBANESWAR: With the flood situation worsening in northern Orissa, the State Government on Friday requested the Jharkhand government to regulate water release from its barrages. Besides, it has sought additional helicopters from the Centre to reach out to about three lakh marooned people.Official sources said the State Government asked Jharkhand to regulate release of water from Chandil Dam as it could aggravate the situation in Subarnarekha and Budhabalang rivers whose water levels are rising.The State Government apprehended that additional water flow could worsen the flood situation in northern districts, particularly Balasore, Mayurbhanj and Jajpur. Floodwaters of Brahmani and Baitarani have already wrecked havoc in Jajpur, Bhadrak and Kendrapara districts. The fresh flood has affected Jajpur, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Balasore and Mayurbjanj districts. g. Crops worth Rs 72 lakh damaged Express News Service Last Updated : 23 Sep 2011 12:14:38 PM IST NAYAGARH: Crop damage due to the recent flood in Gania, Bhapur and Khandapara blocks of the district has been estimated at Rs 72.55 lakh. In the flood damage report submitted to the State Government, the district administration said crops in over 7746 hectares (ha) of land have been damaged. Around 5176 ha suffered 50 per cent crop loss. As many as 67,321 persons in 110 villages were affected. In Bhapur block, 293 houses were completely damaged, 91 in Khandapara and 22 in Gania blocks. h. South, central Balasore in grip of worst floods The Pioneer, Saturday, 24 September 2011 00:54 DEBDAS KUNDU | BALASORE South and central Balasore areas are experiencing the first and one of the worst floods in the current season. While all rivers flowing in the district, including the Kansabansha and the Sono, are in spate, Simulia, Khaira, Soro, Oupada, Remuna and Nilgiri have been witnessing unprecedented water logging. One casualty has been reported.Meanwhile, around 1,200 people have been evacuated to safer places and provided free kitchen, Collector Akhil Bihari Ota said.Several villages of Soro, Simulia, Khaira and Oupada are not only water-logged, but also water-locked. Road communication in several places has been disrupted with running flood water. Around 6 pm, Kanshabansha recorded 4 metres near NH-5 against DL 3.9 metres.While Talanagar and Sabira GPs of Soro have been adversely affected, several villages in Simulia and Khaira were marooned, confirmed their respective tehsildars.

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The situation in Remuna and Nilgiri too is precarious as the Budhabalanga and the Sono are swelling. Budhabalanga recorded 8.14 metres against the DL 8.12 metres but remained steady.Basta, part of Baliapal and Jaleswar are affected. Jalka was 6.30 metres against DL 5.5 metres near Mathani. Road communications in several places of the said blocks were severed owing to flood in Jalka.The Subarnarekha recording 9.38 metres and flowing below the warning level is likely to show a stiff rise as huge volume of water amounting to 3,800 cusecs is likely to be released from the Chandeli dam and Galudi barrage of Jharkhand State.The warning and danger level of the river is respectively 9.45 and 10.36 metres."I have been apprised about the situation of Subarnarekha following release of excess water from Jharkhand. We apprehend a high flood in north Balasore too. In south and central Balasore we have evacuated nearly 1, 200 people to safer places and provided them cooked as well as dry food. We are alert for north Balasore due to possible rise in the Subarnarekha. Three ODRAF teams, besides adequate number of power and country boats are ready with us to meet exigencies," informed Ota. i. Bottom of Form50,000 persons hit in Keonjhar, 2 feared drowned

The Pioneer, Saturday, 24 September 2011 00:52 Malay Mohapatra | Keonjhar Floods in river Baitarani and its tributaries have shaken the lives of 50,000 people in Keonjhar district leaving 20 villages marooned and two drowned in floodwaters. Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik and Revenue Minister Surjya Narayan Patro surveyed the flood-situation on Friday from a helicopter, reportedly airdropping relief materials in some areas.Following torrential rains during the last three days, a record rainfall of 192.2 mm (the highest rainfall in last 30 years) was recorded in 24 hours on September 22, resulting in rise in flood waters in the Baitarani and its tributaries flowing above the danger level since Thursday noon. Thirteen gram panchayats in Anandpur sub-division have been affected by the floods so far. It has not been possible for the district administration to reach out to the villagers. Sources said the Baitarani has breached its embankment at Fakirpur and Bancho, as a result waters gushed into 26 villages, submerging houses and damaging property worth lakhs. Bancho, Panchugochia, Sulana, Ambo, Samana, Habeleswar, Gedema, Sadanga, Saladei, Belabhali, Fakirpur and Mugupur are among the worst-affected panchayats in Anandpur sub-division. People have fled to other places with their belongings and cattle. Many are also seen taking shelter on roadsides, school and college roofs. Relief, drinking water or any kind of help is yet to reach the flood victims. Two villagers in Belabahali and khuntapada were reported drowned in the flood waters. As the rain has ceased and water level in the Baitarani is receding, it is expected that situation will improve in the next 24 hours. Collector DV Swamy, after visiting the flood areas, said he would monitor the relief work personally. He said, “We are facing difficulty in distributing chuda, rice, polythene and other relief material to the affected villagers as all the areas are flooded and we are not getting enough boats. But some villagers have been sheltered at Belbahali, Salapada and Anandpur college and cooked food is being arranged.” j. Govt announces 7-day relief in flood-hit areas The Pioneer, Saturday, 24 September 2011 00:46 PNS | Bhubaneswar With the fresh floods in rivers Brahmani, Baitarani, Budhabalanga and Subarnareka playing havoc in seven districts, the State Government has announced seven days emergency relief in the affected area and will start airdropping of the food and essential commodities from Saturday.

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An estimated around 3 lakh population in 830 villages under 252 gram panchayats spread over seven districts of Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj , Kendrapada, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal . As many as 311 villages in the seven districts are marooned in the fresh flood . Jajpur, Kendrapada and Keonjhar districts are the worst affected districts, said Special Relief Commissioner PK Mohapatra. Meanwhile, concerned over the fresh bout of floods in the Baitarani , Brahmani and Subarnaarekha system, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday reviewed the situation at the State Secretariat here. The Chief Minister directed the Revenue officials to undertake air dropping of food materials through the helicopter of the CRPF meant to combat the Maoist menace from Saturday. Besides, the State Government has also requested the Defence Ministry to make available at least two more helicopters for utilising in relief and rescue operations. The helicopters are likely to join the relief operations by Saturday. Mohapatra said the flood situation had turned grim in Jajpur, Bhadrak and Kendrapara districts after the Brahamani, Budhabalanaga Baitarani and Subarnarekha were in spate following continuous rain triggered by the depression during the last two days. Stating that large parts of Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts were flooded with over 200 villages marooned due to the waters of Subarnareka which is showing a rising trend, Mohapatra said the Water Resources Department has been asked to be in touch with their Jharakhand counterparts and to request them not release more water from upstream. He said as per the direction of the Chief Minister, three senior officers have been sent to the worst-affected Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapada districts to supervise and monitor relief and rescue operations. While SC and ST Development Department Secretary Santosh Sarangi has been deputed to Kendrapada, Special Secretary, Panchayati Raj Sushil Lohani to Jajpur and Special Secretary, Rural Development Department, Naba Nayak to Bhadrak.The Chief Minister had also directed to provide adequate relief, drinking water, cattle feed and open free kitchens in the flood-affected areas to provide assistance to the flood victims. He also ordered to send more health teams to the affected areas, Mohapatra said.Giving details of the flood situation, Mohapatra said the Jajpur town remained cut off from the rest of the State as road communication was disrupted between Jajpur town and Sathipur after two spans of a 120-year-old old bridge over the river Budha were washed away at Rudhia. Besides, the Kuakhia-Baruhan-Jajpur road has also been cut off due to the submergence of water.Similarly, road communication between Bhadrak- Anandpur, Panikoili- Jajpur,Panikoili-Kenjhar,Keonjhar-Jashipur, Bari-Kalamatia, Kendrapara- Aul-Pattamundai, AulKanika-Chandbali, Kamakhyanagar- Dhenkanal and Kamakhyanagar-Bhuban was affected due to flood, he said.He said that the administration had geared up the relief and rescue operations in the flood hit areas. ODRAF, NDRF, Fire Services teams have been deployed for search and rescue operations However, he said one ODRAF team which rescued at least 60 persons taking shelter on a roof top in Jajpur district , fell into the swirling water and four ODRAF teams were pressed into service to rescue the members in distress.He said that that Government has banned movement of mineral laden trucks in the Chandikhol-Paradip expressway to enable the affected persons to stay in camps .Mohapatra said that while 200 villages in Bhadrak and 400 villages in Jajpur have been affected by the floods, 123 villages in Kendrapada , 25 villages in Keonjhar and 66 villages in Mayurbhanj district have been affected by the floods.

k. Flood situation grim across State Express News Service Last Updated : 25 Sep 2011 11:08:24 AM IST

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JAJPUR: The flood situation is likely to worsen in river Brahmani and Kharasrota with the opening of six gates in Rengali system on Saturday night. The three rivers of Baitarani, Brahmani and Kharasrota besides the Budha were flowing menacingly on Saturday. Around four persons were swept away in the currents within last 48 hours putting the death toll at 17 in the district. Collector Anil Kumar Samal said water level of Brahmani and Kharasrota will rise with the opening of six gates of Rengali system on Saturday. Bhadrak: Baitarani and its tributaries were in spate for the second consecutive day on Saturday. With the officials finding it difficult to reach out to the affected people due to lack of communication hundreds of people have taken shelter on roof tops. Over 3.5 lakh people in 350 villages of five blocks including Dhamnagar, Bhandaripokhari, Bhadrak, Tihidi and Chandabali of the district have been affected and 52 panchayats remained marooned. Unofficial sources said 15 persons have been swept away in the floods. The missing persons have been identified as Ramesh Das of Bhandaripokhari and ODRAF staff AK Kanungo.Dhamnagar BDO Bidyadhar Palai said flood situation in the district worsened after the release of water from Hadgarh dam. District Emergency Officer Suryakanta Padhi said the district officials failed to reach at the victims and rescue work was hampered due to shortage of boats. Rourkela: Sundargarh district is facing the worst ever floods of the decade with the situation grim in areas on the outskirts of Rourkela city. The swelling Brahmani submerged vast stretches of residential pockets.River Brahmani was flowing at 1.4 metres above the danger mark of 180 near the Panposh bridge on Saturday.Water level in Brahmani continues to rise with additional flow of water from the Mandira dam. On Saturday, all 11 spillway gates of the reservoir were opened. At Dandiapali, the first floors of several multi-storey buildings were submerged. Around 50 trapped students of the Sai Valley School near the Sankh bridge were evacuated by a rescue team.Sundargarh Collector Rupa Roshan Sahu said the administration is providing packed food, medical assistance and other provisions to the affected people.The situation is equally grim in Birmitrapur Assembly constituency and Lathikata block where vast strecthes of land have been covered by the flood water. Sources said the road bridge connecting Jharkhand caved in near Kopsinga in Jareikela, while one person Pritam was reportedly washed away in river Koel near Jabapanposh of Bisra block on Saturday. l. Hydro position in many reservoirs not full Bijoy Pradhan, Express News Service Last Updated : 25 Sep 2011 11:09:19 AM IST BHUBANESWAR: Even as 19 districts of the state are reeling under flood, major reservoirs located in the southern and western districts are much below the full reservoir level. However, Hirakud dam is the only exception. While water level in Hirakud and Rengali reservoirs is at the desired level due to flow of flood water in the Mahanadi and Bramhani river systems, the hydro position in other three reservoirs built on the rivers of Balimela, Kolab and Indravati is much below the full reservoir level. The water level in Balimela, Kolab and Indravati was comparatively better during last year despite erratic monsoon behaviour. As against the full reservoir level (FRL) of 642 meters, Indravati dam had 638.39 mt of water during the corresponding period last year. The present level of water in the reservoir is six meter less. Indravati hydro power station having four units of 150 MW capacity each is the major generating station. On an average, the hydro power generating station is providing about 600 MW during the peak demand. A comfortable water position in Indravati reservoir is desirable to meet the power scarcity situation during summer months when demand of power is much more than the availability from all sources including the State’s share from the central pool.

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The hydro position in Balimela reservoir is 24 ft below the last year level during this period. While the FRL of the dam is 1516 ft, the water is 1466 ft as against last year level of 1502.70 ft. The water inflow to the reservoir is not very significant. Balimela station has the capacity to generate 510 MW. With three of the eight units are in operation, the state is getting nearly 170 MW daily on an average. The water position in Upper Kolab reservoir housing a hydro power station of 320 MW capacity is five meter below the last year level and eight meter down the FRL. The average generation from Balimela is 80 MW while the peak generation is more than 300 MW. The hydro power stations at Burla and Rengali are now used to their capacity as water is overflowing in the two river system of Mahanadi and Brahmani. The average generation from Burla and Rengali hydro power stations is 180 MW and 190 MW respectively. However, the two stations are generating more than 450 MW during peak demand period. The generating capacity of Burla and Chipilima is 347.5 MW while Rengali has installed capacity of 250 MW. m. Torrential rain: 3 die in wall collapse Express News Service Last Updated : 24 Sep 2011 12:21:37 PM IST ROURKELA: At least three persons died in wall collapse and more than 150 mud houses damaged in the torrential rain on Thursday night. The deceased identified as Sukru Jojo of Pahartola slum at Sector-6, Bhagu Sahu of Gopabandhupali in Rourkela and Mangal Mundari of Ramloi village in Bisra block got trapped in their houses that collapsed following heavy downpour. The menacingly rising water level in the river inundated several villages on its way. The situation aggravated as a majority areas of the district were witnessing intermittent rain for the past eight days. Sources said water level in Brahmani at Panposh bridge rose to 178 metres, just two metres below the danger mark of 180. Till 4 pm, eight of the 11 sluice gates of Mandira dam were opened. The dam authorities informed that inflow to the reservoir was 68,693 cusecs and outflow to Brahmani was 56,975 cusecs. Low-lying residential areas of Dandiapali, Garjan and Balughat along the banks of Brahmani were submerged. District Collector Rupa Roshan Sahu confirmed three deaths in the district, adding the situation was being monitored closely to meet any exigency. In the past 24 hours, Bisra block recorded highest rainfall at 187 mm and Nuagaon and Bonai recorded about 162 mm. Very heavy downpours measuring beyond 124.5 mm were reported from Rajgangpur, Kuanrmunda, Lahunipara and Kutra. Rourkela city recorded 72 mm of rainfall between 12 am to 2 pm on Friday. The Gurunida-Bonai road in Bonai sub-division has developed breaches. Relief materials were distributed among 30 families whose houses were partially damaged while several areas of OMM Basti, Kerkettasai and Patmunda in Koida block were waterlogged, informed BDO Parikshit Sethi. n. Administration evacuates flood victims Express News Service Last Updated : 24 Sep 2011 12:42:03 PM IST

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BALASORE: Flood situation in the southern and central Balasore blocks turned grim with Budhabalanga, Kansabansa, Sono, Gangahar and Jalaka rivers in spate for the second consecutive day on Friday. Two deaths have also been reported from the worst-hit Khaira and Simulia blocks. Sources said over 1.5 lakh people in 400 villages under eight blocks of the district have been affected while people in over a hundred villages remained marooned. The district administration has shifted 1,226 flood-hit from Khaira and Simulia blocks to schools and panchayat offices. On the other hand, Harekrushna Das of Mahatipur died after a portion of a wall collapsed while Basanta Barik of Nischinta village was swept away while crossing a road near Kansabansa river. The district administration has opened 19 free kitchens. While two teams of ODRAF have been deployed for rescue and relief operation, six country boats pressed into service to establish communication with the marooned villages. Balasore collector Akhila Bihari Ota has directed the ADM and the Sub-collector to rush to Simulia and Khaira blocks to monitor the relief and rescue operations. o. Rivers wreak havoc in eight dists, 992 villages marooned

The Times of India, Sep 25, 2011, 11.06AM IST BHUBANESWAR/ KENDRAPADA/ BHADRAK/ ANGUL: The flood situation worsened in eight districts of Orissa on Saturday as the turbulent waters of four major rivers wreaked havoc, marooning 992 of the 2,362 affected villages. The government confirmed death of six people in the fresh floods so far. Lakhs of people in Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Balasore and Keonjhar districts are going through a harrowing time, a large number of them for the second time within two weeks, as Bramhani, Baitarani, Budhabalanga and Subarnarekha rivers and their tributaries submerged fresh areas. Angul, Dhenkanal and Mayurbhanj districts are also hit by the high floods. Roads have been damaged and water and electricity supplies seriously disrupted. The government said over 15.40 lakh people were affected and over 58,000 people have been evacuated. Asim Kanungo, a member of Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force, was missing after the boat in which he was travelling got caught in a swirl in river Baitarani on Friday, official sources said. No immediate respite is expected from the floods with the rivers being fed with the opening up of six of the 24 sluice gates of Rengali dam, officials said. "More gates could be opened to reduce pressure on the dam," said secretary, water resources, Suresh Mohapatra. Heavy rains in Panposh area of Sundergarh district on Friday are also likely to aggravate the flood fury. The problem was compounded by flood waters gushing into newer areas, courtesy breaches at 10 locations in Dasarathapur, Badachana, Bari and Korei blocks in Jajpur and Aul and Rajkanika blocks in Kendrapada district, destroying standing crops and flattening houses. Official sources said 400 villages in Jajpur, 135 villages in Bhadrak, 98 villages in Kendrapara and 66 villages in Mayurbhanj were marooned. In Jajpur, 45 villages in Dasarathapur and Bari blocks were cut off following three breaches. A 600-metre breach in an embankment at Kalasapur in Aul block resulted in inundation of hundreds of villages.

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Jajpur district remained cut off following collapse of an old bridge on Budha river, a tributary of Baitarini, at Rudhia in Panikoili on Friday. An alternative road through Panikoili area was submerged, posing problems for the administration in transporting relief material. "The flood is so severe that the administration in Jajpur was unable to open free kitchens as people were being evacuated to safe locations," said revenue minister S N Patro. Finance minister P C Ghadei said a bridge over Budha river will be built within six months. "All steps are being taken to bring succour and relief to the people," CM Naveen Patnaik said, after seeking more helicopters from the Centre for rescue and relief operations. He conducted an aerial survey of the affected areas on Saturday. Following the state government's request, five teams of National Disaster Response Force, comprising 155 personnel and six helicopters, were being deployed for rescue and relief operations in the flood-hits areas, reports from Delhi said. Meanwhile, the state government has started air-dropping food material. p. Floods hit tourism in Jajpur, Kendrapada The Times of India, Ashis Senapati, TNN | Sep 24, 2011, 01.28PM IST

KENDRAPADA: The recent floods have taken a toll on tourism in Kendrapada and Jajpur with these districts housing famous Buddhist sites and a national park. "The floods have severely affected tourism at the famous Buddhist sites of Lalitagiri, Ratnagiri, Langudi, Udayagiri and Kaima areas in Jajpur and Bhitarkanika national park in Kendrapada. "The floodwaters discouraged many tourists from visiting the famous Buddhist site at Ratnakiri in Jajpur's Bari block. The main road near Ratnagiri is flooded with four feet water," Pranab Kumar Das of Ratnagiri said. Tour operators are worried too. "Tourists, particularly foreigners visit these places between October and February, and it is important to repair the damaged roads within the first week of October," said Sanghamitra Jena, a tour operator of Eastern Treasure India Tour. She also felt that the exaggerated flood reports in media, particularly electronic, might discourage tourists from even visiting areas that have not been affected. "There are already signs of people having doubts about visiting Bhitarkanika during puja due to the flood," said Jena, who runs a nature camp in Bhitarkanika. "People have seen pictures of the terrible condition in flood affected Kendrapada district and are under the impression that the whole area is under water." "People in other countries have been contacting us, worried about their holidays. They don't seem to realize that the problem is very localized and the rest of the district is fine," she added. But district tourism officer Bijaya Kumar Mohanty said, "The authorities will repair all roads at the Buddhist sites within a week of the water receding. The tourism sector will not be affected this year." The economy of many villages within Bhitarkanika national park depends upon tourism. "The flood has caused colossal losses to the state's tourism. At a time when we were looking for heavy inflow of tourists, the flood has just washed away our expectations," she added.

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"The growing Maoist menace in tribal-dominated districts of Koraput, Kalahandi, Rayagada, Keonjhar, Malkangiri and other areas has not only claimed lives of people, it has dealt a big blow to the tourism, particularly tribal tourism and the recent devastated flood has added to our woes," general secretary of Orissa Tour Guides Association Arun Nayak said. q. Relief material 'sale bid' slur against BJD MP The Times of India, Debabrata Mohapatra, TNN | Sep 23, 2011, 11.40AM IST BHUBANESWAR: BJD MP from Puri Pinaki Mishra landed in trouble after police on Thursday seized some flood relief materials sporting his name and emblem of conch (BJD symbol) at Nirakarpur in Khurda district. Police seized polythene sheets following allegations that the stuff, which was supposed to be distributed among flood-hit victims in Puri's Kanas block, was being diverted for sale in the market. "Some people of Kanas detained the two vehicles and handed them over to us, alleging that the polythene rolls were illegally transported for sale. We seized the polythene rolls. Since the materials were coming from Kanas area, we contacted the Kanas police to update us with facts," IIC (Nirakarpur police station) Dilip Kumar Sahani said. "We suspect the relief materials were going to be sold in market. Police should make a thorough probe into the matter," a Kanas resident said. Mishra, however, rubbished the allegation. "The polythene rolls were of inferior quality and I had asked my men to replace them with good quality materials. The rolls were on their way back to the place from where they where bought," Mishra, who is a lawyer by profession, said. However, he could not name the place from where the polythene was procured. "Moreover, those were not government relief. The polythene rolls were purchased from my own pocket. Some of my clients also donated money for the purpose," Mishra added. Mishra alleged that his political rivals had hatched a conspiracy to malign him. Asked how his name and party symbol appeared on the materials, he said, "Some of my supporters did it without informing me. I never instructed them to do so." Recently, some relief packets were spotted bearing the conch symbol in flood-ravaged Kendrapada area. It came as shot in the arm of the opposition Congress and BJP to rattle the state government. "The ruling BJD is trying to woo voters in view of the forthcoming Panchayat elections," a Congress leader said. BJD leaders refuted the charge. 3. Flood Updates from Department of Water Resources, GOO (www.dowrorissa.gov.in) Date: 24-Sep-2011

a. Weather Scenario Time of observation: 12:30hrs IST

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Catchment Rainfall Summary SUBARNAREKHA-Rainfall occurred at a few places. BURHABALANGA-Rainfall occurred at a few places. BAITARANI-Rainfall occurred at a few places. U - BRAHMANI-Rainfall occurred at most places with heavy fall at one or two places. L - BRAHMANI-Rainfall occurred at many places. U MAHANADI-Rainfall occurred at most places with heavy fall at one or two places. L - MAHANADIRainfall occurred at a few places. RUSHIKULYA-Weather has been dry. VAMSADHARA-Weather has been mainly dry.

Chief Synoptic Situation Yesterday’s well marked low pressure area over Jharkhand and neighbourhood now lies over Northwest Jharkhand and adjoining areas. Associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends up to Mid-tropospheric level. The Monsoon trough on sea level chart passes through Ambala, Bareily, Kanpur, Allahabad, centre of low pressure area, Haladia and thence South-East wards to EastCentral Bay of Bengal.

Forecast valid for next 24hrs Rain or thunder shower would occur at many places over Upper Mahanadi catchments, at a few places over Subarnarekha, Burhabalanga, Baitarani, Upper Brahmani Lower Brahmani & Lower Mahanadi catchments and at one or two places over Rushikulya and Vamsadhara catchments.

Heavy Rainfall (50mm or more) Warning Heavy rain may occur at one or two places over Upper Mahanadi catchments during next 24 hours.

Quantitative Precipitation Rainfall for next 24hrs Baitarani=01-10mm, Upper Brahmani=01-10mm, Upper Mahanadi=01-10mm, all other basins are nil.

Outlook for Subsequent 48hrs

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

b. Rainfall Scenario on 24-Sep-2011 Sl No Rain Gauge Station RainFall Sep-2011 Monsoon Rainfall (2011) on Statistics 24-Sep-11 Rainy Avg. Max. Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Total Days RF RF

. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

BAITARANI Basin ANANDAPUR AKHUAPADA CHAMPUA KEONJHARGARH SWAMPATNA THAKURMUNDA CHANDABALI JOSHIPUR JHUMPURA 0.0 11.4 7.7 3.4 0.6 0.2 20.0 2.2 4.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 14 14.3 83.0 204.6 225.0 380.2 329.6 - 1139.4 14 21.2 90.2 398.4 135.8 535.9 487.0 - 1557.1 19 21.7 121.2 279.7 216.2 246.3 499.7 - 1241.9 21 28.7 193.2 369.2 187.3 382.0 659.0 - 1597.5 22 18.8 117.8 293.4 129.5 305.6 431.5 - 1160.0 20 22.2 149.8 385.2 143.4 354.9 488.9 - 1372.4 18 17.3 89.1 478.0 181.7 305.6 398.3 - 1363.6 13 16.2 115.0 396.5 133.0 211.3 323.6 - 1064.4 11 18.1 58.0 73.2 202.6 163.8 253.4 8 7 7.5 37.0 165.0 164.0 139.0 127.0 12.7 58.0 300.0 113.0 225.0 191.0 693.0 595.0 829.0

10 KARANJIA 11 RAJKANIKA 12 GHATAGAON . 1 2 3 4 5 6 BURHABALANGA Basin CHANDANPUR BALASORE BALIMUNDALI BARIPADA JAIPUR NH5-GOVINDAPUR

12 14.9 106.0 163.6 247.6 371.9 238.0 - 1021.1

0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0 1.6 7.4

19 18.9 87.4 340.8 154.0 325.2 434.8 - 1254.8 19 18.9 136.0 360.6 200.3 364.7 435.0 - 1360.6 20 20.5 134.4 274.8 200.4 435.4 471.8 - 1382.4 19 24.4 100.0 652.8 131.6 448.0 562.1 - 1794.5 18 15.4 92.0 408.2 233.6 516.2 355.0 - 1513.0 18 13.3 74.2 306.0 153.0 293.4 305.0 - 1057.4

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BONTH NILAGIRI SORO

15.4 18.0 8.0 0.0 0.0

15 16.7 85.0 293.5 137.4 409.6 351.0 - 1191.5 13 12.5 80.2 329.5 91.8 190.1 250.0 10 15.2 76.0 145.0 112.0 274.0 274.0 861.4 805.0

10 UDALA 11 BANGIRIPOSHI . 1 2 . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 . 1 2 INDRAVATI Basin INDRAVATI NAWRANGPUR KOLAB Basin JEYPORE KOLAB BALIMELA UMERKOT KORAPUT POTTANGI MALKANGIRI LOWER BRAHMANI Basin ALTUMA JENAPUR TALCHER ANGUL CHHENDIPADA DHENKANAL NAKTIDUEL TELKOI LOWER MAHANADI Basin ALIPINGAL ATHAMALIK

11 17.3 158.8 308.9 150.5 272.9 294.8 - 1027.1 18 21.8 109.6 392.0 109.0 362.2 501.4 - 1364.6

0.0 0.0

19 14.8 86.8 229.9 161.1 574.6 311.0 - 1276.6 11 11.0 58.0 159.0 148.6 389.0 187.0 883.6

3.5 3.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0

20 15.1 94.0 193.2 206.1 358.0 346.5 - 1103.8 17 12 9.4 33.4 91.5 175.0 273.2 207.0 746.7

8.8 63.0 288.0 276.0 423.0 202.0 - 1189.0

14 11.9 60.0 135.0 123.0 493.0 261.0 - 1012.0 20 13.3 50.0 211.0 175.5 266.4 291.8 18 4.7 20.0 50.0 27.0 124.0 104.0 944.7 305.0 785.0

11 11.2 51.0 116.6 154.8 268.2 245.4 -

1.4 23.6 4.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 19.0

18 19.6 76.6 248.0 200.6 389.0 450.8 - 1288.4 19 17.6 78.0 375.2 125.6 589.5 404.6 - 1494.9 19 18.7 118.8 130.4 146.8 289.0 430.6 996.8

16 17.8 132.6 150.6 99.0 371.6 409.8 - 1031.0 8 29.9 154.2 135.0 40.5 351.3 418.8 945.6

10 21.8 63.0 222.4 112.0 370.0 370.0 - 1074.4 13 31.9 207.0 170.0 363.0 265.0 575.0 - 1373.0 10 19.0 110.0 118.0 360.0 226.0 285.0 989.0

0.0 0.0

16 13.5 34.2 258.6 233.8 268.2 309.8 - 1070.4 10 15.3 62.4 128.8 114.4 236.8 214.4 694.4

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BARMUL BELGAON BURLA CUTTACK HIRAKUD KANTAMAL KESINGA

0.0 0.0 31.2 0.0 25.3 1.6 8.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.0 3.8 16.1 3.6 0.0 0.0 2.2 5.0 1.0 39.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0

15 11.8 45.6 188.8 159.0 296.8 247.0 12 12.8 54.2 141.4 175.4 358.0 269.0 -

891.6 943.8

19 28.0 153.4 133.5 439.7 376.6 643.3 - 1593.1 11 10.6 48.0 160.0 251.0 349.0 212.0 972.0

21 24.0 130.0 142.6 400.1 365.8 551.0 - 1459.5 19 17.1 44.4 108.2 233.0 554.0 393.8 - 1289.0 19 10.9 65.8 81.8 143.8 509.6 251.6 20 16.7 63.6 126.2 241.0 210.8 384.5 986.8 962.5

10 KHAIRMAL 11 MUNDALI 12 NARAJ 13 NIMAPARA 14 PARADEEP 15 PHULBANI 16 PURI 17 SALEBHATA 18 TIKERPARA 19 ATHAGARH 20 BOLANGIR 21 BALIGUDA 22 BARGARH 23 BHAWANIPATNA 24 BIJEPUR 25 BINIKA 26 BOUDHRAJ 27 DASPALLA 28 DUNGURIPALI 29 GOP

12 12.9 52.8 231.8 328.0 512.3 271.2 - 1343.3 14 12.7 67.2 238.6 125.4 435.4 292.2 - 1091.6 19 10.3 52.8 200.8 174.6 297.4 236.6 909.4

18 12.1 48.0 423.6 191.4 242.9 279.0 - 1136.9 17 16.4 58.8 204.8 140.4 420.0 376.6 - 1141.8 18 14.4 137.6 126.2 335.6 215.1 287.9 17 18.8 75.8 106.6 238.0 220.2 413.0 18 11.6 73.0 166.8 183.4 162.2 266.4 964.8 977.8 778.8

12 19.1 117.0 124.0 202.6 414.0 363.0 - 1103.6 19 17.1 78.8 111.0 239.7 377.1 393.7 - 1121.5 13 15.9 94.0 110.0 100.0 246.0 270.0 11 15.4 92.0 70.0 145.0 256.0 261.0 726.0 732.0

17 19.5 93.2 90.0 120.0 442.0 429.0 - 1081.0 7 10 22.7 150.0 103.0 138.0 174.8 432.0 9.2 42.0 136.0 299.0 253.0 157.0 847.8 845.0 761.0 391.2 720.4 373.4

12 17.9 74.0 101.0 82.0 292.0 286.0 7 12 5 5.5 36.4 53.6 65.2 200.6 71.8 -

8.7 47.0 127.2 210.8 216.8 165.6 3.1 13.4 95.0 110.0 131.0 37.4 -

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30 HARBHANGA 31 JUNAGARH 32 KAKATPUR 33 KHANDAPADA 34 KOMNA 35 LANJIGARH 36 MADANPUR RAMPUR 37 NARASINGHPUR 38 NAYAGARH 39 PADMAPUR 40 PAIKAMAL 41 PATNAGARH 42 PIPLI 43 RAIRAKHOL 44 RANPUR 45 SAMBALPUR 46 SOHELLA 47 SONEPUR 48 TITLAGARH 49 TANGI 50 KENDRAPARA 51 TUREIKELA 52 KHARIAR 53 TIKABALI 54 JAIPATNA 55 ARMPUR 56 PATAMUNDAI

0.0 12.3 3.0 0.0 5.0 14.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 18.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.0 2.0 0.0 1.2 8.0 0.0 5.3 28.4 4.0 0.0 1.6 0.0

11 20.2 90.0 14.0 27.0 291.0 323.0 14 17.1 47.0 113.9 107.2 249.0 324.3 12 5.6 27.0 229.0 153.0 179.0 112.0 -

655.0 794.4 673.0

18 12.9 61.0 148.8 278.0 441.0 282.8 - 1150.6 12 12.2 66.0 33.5 181.0 543.0 183.0 16 13.3 81.0 190.6 184.0 335.6 265.0 940.5 975.2

15 17.6 68.0 194.6 112.6 384.0 335.0 - 1026.2 13 11.4 74.0 117.8 140.0 296.0 216.0 9 6.7 36.6 68.0 143.4 272.0 114.6 769.8 598.0 958.0

11 24.7 185.0 56.0 201.0 231.0 470.0 -

11 34.4 202.2 56.0 295.0 240.0 654.2 - 1245.2 12 28.2 136.0 77.4 130.2 550.0 479.8 - 1237.4 13 11.6 64.0 87.0 226.0 301.4 197.6 14 23.1 107.0 175.0 241.0 95.0 415.0 6 8.4 50.8 90.6 94.8 205.0 109.6 812.0 926.0 500.0

22 25.6 116.0 141.9 398.6 417.6 588.5 - 1546.6 11 16.8 120.0 75.0 145.0 229.0 302.0 19 13.6 68.0 192.0 268.9 208.0 312.0 751.0 980.9

15 15.1 75.2 147.0 181.2 478.2 316.2 - 1122.6 9 8 5.5 27.0 154.0 96.0 184.0 82.2 516.2 908.0 640.0 767.6 704.2 970.0

14.4 51.0 194.0 197.0 287.0 230.0 -

10 15.8 64.0 128.4 54.0 205.0 252.6 11 13.3 64.4 34.6 145.6 348.2 239.2 10 8.9 38.0 40.6 190.6 358.0 115.0 -

15 14.6 75.0 93.0 84.0 502.0 291.0 -

20 20.3 103.8 209.3 136.4 329.6 465.8 - 1141.1 7 9.6 46.0 325.0 94.0 260.0 153.2 832.2

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57 R.K.NAGAR . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 RUSHIKULYA Basin BERHAMPUR MADHABARIDA PURUSHOTTAMPUR SORADA ASKA CHHATRAPUR BHANJANAGAR SUBERNAREKHA Basin FEKOGHAT GHATSILA JAMSHEDPUR JAMSOLAGHAT RAJGHAT RANCHI BHOGRAI JALESWAR RAIRANGPUR

7.0

9

22.5 71.6 247.0 183.4 184.6 292.2 -

907.2

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

11 17 14 18 12

6.5 46.8 86.5 126.4 211.8 149.2 7.4 39.1 82.0 205.6 165.8 156.3 3.9 39.2 68.2 174.0 515.4 89.0 -

573.9 609.7 846.6 868.8 624.5 775.0 642.0

7.0 57.0 191.6 188.2 334.8 154.2 4.7 64.6 92.0 199.0 226.0 107.5 0.0 197.0 290.0 288.0 -

13 14.4 80.0

14 10.2 70.0 31.0 129.0 278.0 204.0 -

1.4 42.0 25.2 0.0 0.0 29.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0

19 28.4 131.6 596.6 134.4 534.2 653.8 - 1919.0 20 19.7 79.6 347.4 188.8 409.2 454.0 - 1399.4 23 23.6 151.8 457.7 282.1 546.5 543.0 - 1829.3 20 23.1 101.6 619.4 189.4 376.2 530.8 - 1715.8 16 16.7 63.8 360.0 147.4 309.6 383.2 - 1200.2 19 16.6 88.6 595.8 206.9 592.1 365.5 - 1760.3 16 20.9 138.0 314.0 170.0 513.0 460.0 - 1457.0 11 15.1 67.0 265.0 49.0 224.0 272.0 810.0

19 16.4 114.0 359.0 142.4 388.4 377.6 - 1267.4 18 12.4 87.0 273.4 113.4 483.2 285.8 - 1155.8

10 TIRING . 1 2 3 4 5 6 UPPER BRAHMANI Basin PANPOSH RENGALI BARKOTE DEOGARH LAHUNIPADA PALLAHARA

28.8 5.0 11.8 9.6 10.8 67.0

19 29.6 136.4 151.0 225.3 343.2 681.0 - 1400.5 20 21.5 80.0 149.7 268.7 418.7 473.2 - 1310.3 16 16.6 52.0 64.0 134.2 140.2 314.6 653.0

17 26.6 86.5 132.4 207.9 277.2 504.5 - 1122.0 9 28.1 134.4 12.6 33.2 223.8 309.4 579.0

12 36.9 90.0 128.0 195.0 258.0 517.0 - 1098.0

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7 8 . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

RAJGANGPUR REMAL UPPER MAHANADI Basin ANDHIYAKORE BAIKUNTHAPUR BANGODAM BASANTPUR BAMANDIHI CHAMPA DEOGAON DHARAMJAYGARH GHATORA

37.0 4.0

7

33.0 135.0 39.0 131.6 235.8 461.6 -

868.0

14 26.7 111.5 78.0 221.0 229.8 507.6 - 1036.4

0.4 52.8 15.0 10.8 10.0 7.2 19.0 25.4 12.2 3.0 23.8 0.4 22.4 15.2 5.8 28.2 0.0 11.8 27.4 2.8 8.8 2.2 10.4 8.4

15

9.6 71.4 85.6 222.0 383.0 211.2 -

901.8

17 18.5 80.0 289.2 214.4 477.6 424.6 - 1405.8 16 15.7 101.2 243.0 410.6 427.4 360.4 - 1441.4 16 11.9 48.2 77.0 185.8 286.4 273.2 822.4

17 14.0 48.6 16.8 219.2 475.6 321.2 - 1032.8 17 15.8 63.6 38.0 263.6 341.7 348.0 991.3

22 41.9 241.0 197.6 370.8 503.0 964.3 - 2035.7 20 20.2 83.6 369.4 293.6 659.2 464.2 - 1786.4 18 16.1 94.0 44.6 308.2 498.6 354.8 - 1206.2 13 27.7 155.8 104.7 327.2 356.4 609.2 - 1397.5 21 22.9 75.0 78.6 419.7 404.2 527.0 - 1429.5 22 14.5 82.3 89.5 183.2 296.9 318.6 888.2

10 GHORARI 11 JAMADARPALLI 12 JAGDALPUR 13 JHARSUGUDA 14 KORBA 15 KURUBHATTA 16 MANINDRAGARH 17 NANDAGHAT 18 PENDRAROAD 19 PARMANPUR 20 RAIPUR 21 RAJIM 22 SANKARA 23 SARADIHI 24 SEORINARAYAN

17 31.5 171.1 137.8 303.2 244.1 660.6 - 1345.7 19 26.6 244.8 235.2 297.2 317.4 610.6 - 1460.4 17 18.4 94.4 107.2 385.2 365.0 422.4 - 1279.8 17 19.0 91.2 317.1 233.6 346.4 437.6 - 1334.7 11 10.4 96.2 99.5 413.3 444.2 229.4 - 1186.4 19 22.2 105.2 266.0 202.3 434.3 510.2 - 1412.8 16 26.9 153.6 50.2 198.8 210.2 617.6 - 1076.8 19 16.0 86.4 221.3 428.9 557.9 367.3 - 1575.4 15 17.4 95.0 89.0 450.4 307.0 401.0 - 1247.4 18 22.7 158.6 98.6 232.6 312.6 521.0 - 1164.8 12 21.3 81.4 61.8 225.8 404.2 469.2 - 1161.0 16 13.2 55.6 42.6 177.0 254.0 303.4 777.0

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25 SURAJGARH 26 SUNDERGARH 27 SIMGA 28 TARAPUR 29 THETTANG 30 AMBIKAPUR 31 BORANDA 32 HEMGIRI 33 JAMANKIRA 34 KELO 35 KUCHINDA 36 MAHULPALI 37 RAMPUR 38 NAWAPARA 39 AMBABHONA 40 LAIKERA 41 BARGAON . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 VANSADHARA Basin GOTTA BARRAGE GUDARI GUNUPUR KASHINAGAR KOTRAGUDA KALINGAPATNAM MOHANA MAHENDRAGARH RAYAGADA

5.6 19.4 1.8 4.0 79.6 70.8 8.6 14.0 43.6 6.6 48.6 28.4 7.2 5.0 30.0 16.3 44.0

18 31.9 224.6 81.2 291.6 497.4 734.4 - 1604.6 20 22.8 72.2 143.6 329.2 485.8 523.6 - 1482.2 13 9.9 55.8 195.7 280.1 483.8 227.2 - 1186.8

15 22.7 104.0 65.0 266.2 379.0 499.7 - 1209.9 17 20.2 79.6 262.2 157.2 400.6 465.2 - 1285.2 17 20.7 81.7 315.4 228.5 372.6 433.7 - 1350.2 18 19.0 146.0 60.4 332.0 272.8 437.8 - 1103.0 6 28.0 133.0 35.8 119.2 223.2 335.4 713.6

12 28.3 155.0 118.4 296.0 199.0 481.5 - 1094.9 18 38.3 485.2 56.8 330.4 273.4 880.8 - 1541.4 12 30.4 144.2 101.4 172.0 132.6 547.8 953.8

20 30.9 130.8 74.6 239.0 308.4 711.6 - 1333.6 15 13.8 84.8 91.4 224.8 207.1 316.2 9 8 21.9 136.0 38.0 137.6 197.4 328.0 839.5 701.0

33.9 235.0 133.0 229.0 180.0 543.0 - 1085.0

18 29.6 125.5 224.3 236.5 268.4 681.8 - 1411.0 9 19.9 89.0 3.0 145.0 162.2 278.2 588.4

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

14

7.1 42.2 178.8 96.0 386.0 157.0 -

817.8 929.6 827.2 722.1 774.6 492.2 864.5 776.4 569.3

15 10.0 42.6 164.8 198.6 346.0 220.2 18 11.5 108.0 132.0 184.4 246.2 264.6 14 16 7 17 18 8 5.1 25.6 149.7 170.4 289.8 112.2 9.1 55.2 161.4 113.6 318.4 181.2 7.2 83.4 69.9 189.4 95.7 137.2 4.8 26.8 122.6 236.6 394.3 111.0 6.2 22.8 95.8 260.2 283.8 136.6 9.1 46.0 129.0 153.8 159.2 127.3 -

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10 BISAM CUTTACK 11 PARLAKHEMUNDI 12 R.UDAYGIRI

0.0 0.0 0.0

4

7.4 77.2 116.2 147.7 206.0 95.5

-

565.4 991.4 394.2

11 10.6 78.4 190.4 178.2 432.8 190.0 5 3.7 17.4 70.8 90.6 207.0 25.8 -

c. River Gauge Scenario on 24-Sep-2011 Sl No GaugeSite Time Gauge Gauge Warning Danger in hrs Reading Trend Level Level Highest Level

MAHANADI River 1 2 3 KHAIRMAL TIKERPARA NARAJ(IB) 1200 103.54m 1200 62.98m 1200 24.90m 108.00m 109.00m 25.41m 26.41m 108.31m on 19-Sep-08 at 1300hrs 74.98m on 30-Aug-82 at 1800hrs 27.60m on 31-Aug-82 at 1700hrs

KUSABHADRA River 1 NIMAPARA 1200 5.74m 9.85m 10.76m 11.60m on 31-Aug-82 at 0900hrs

DEVI River 1 ALIPINGAL 1200 6.93m 10.85m 11.76m 13.11m on 11-Sep-11 at 1200hrs

BRAHMANI River 1 2 3 4 PANPOSH RENGALI TALCHER JENAPUR 1200 181.42m 1200 88.50m 1200 61.56m 1200 23.26m 177.61m 178.42m 22.00m 88.00m 62.91m 23.00m 181.42m on 24-Sep-11 at 1200hrs 92.25m on 18-Aug-75 65.53m on 19-Aug-75 at 2100hrs 24.78m on 20-Aug-75 at 1000hrs

BAITARANI River 1 SWAMPATNA 1200 309.75m 311.10m 315.66m on 14-Aug-75 at 1700hrs

BRAHMANI River 1 INDUPUR 0900 8.84m 8.23m -

BAITARANI River

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1 2 3

CHAMPUA ANANDAPUR AKHUAPADA

1200 374.38m 1200 39.35m 1200 19.76m

375.33m 376.41m 37.45m 38.36m 17.83m

378.96m on 23-Sep-11 at 1200hrs 41.80m on 19-Aug-75 at 2000hrs 21.95m on 16-Aug-80

SUBERNAREKHA River 1 2 3 JAMSHEDPUR JAMSOLAGHAT RAJGHAT 1200 120.98m 1200 51.24m 1200 11.48m 48.32m 9.45m 49.16m 10.36m 129.82m on 12-Oct-73 at 2300hrs 56.91m on 09-Sep-78 at 0400hrs 12.69m on 19-Jun-08 at 0400hrs

BURHABALANGA River 1 2 3 4 CHANDANPUR BARIPADA BALIMUNDALI NH5, GOVINDPUR 1200 82.30m 1200 24.46m 1200 37.68m 1200 7.38m 29.70m 7.21m 30.92m 8.13m 85.50m on 09-Nov-95 at 2300hrs 37.20m on 12-Oct-73 at 0600hrs 42.40m on 23-Sep-07 at 0700hrs 9.67m on 12-Oct-73 at 1800hrs

VANSADHARA River 1 2 3 GUDARI GUNUPUR KASHINAGAR 1200 114.69m 1200 81.22m 1200 52.94m 83.00m 53.60m 84.00m 54.60m 121.82m on 17-Sep-80 at 2100hrs 88.75m on 17-Sep-80 at 2300hrs 58.93m on 18-Sep-80 at 0200hrs

RUSHIKULYA River 1 2 3 SORADA MADHABARIDA PURUSHOTTAMPUR 1200 78.58m 1200 58.63m 1200 13.42m 80.99m 15.84m 81.98m 60.65m 16.84m 83.21m on 04-Nov-90 at 1000hrs 61.44m on 18-Oct-99 at 1900hrs 19.60m on 04-Nov-90 at 1800hrs

Note: Gauge Sites where Water is flowing above DL are indicated in RED Rising Falling Steady

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d. Reservoir Scenario on 24-Sep-2011 Time Reservoir Inflow in hrs Level Gates Level Dead FRL / Live Live Opened Trend Storage MWL Storage Storage Spill Power Canal Total Level Available* Capacity Way Channel outflow filled up Outflow

1. HIRAKUD on MAHANADI River (MAJOR) 1200 628.52ft 201358 Cusecs 169591 Cusecs 9 590ft 630ft 452556.0 93.9% 630ft Ham

2. RENGALI on BRAHMANI River (MAJOR) 1200 124.41m 11846.02 Cumecs 6 109.72m 123.5m 373411.0 109.4% 125.4m Ham

3. BALIMELA on MACHHKUND River (MAJOR) 0800 1466.4ft 203.14 Cumecs 102.21 Cumecs 1440ft 1516ft 63844.8 1518ft Ham 23.9%

4. UPPER KOLAB on KOLAB River (MAJOR) 0800 850.6m 61.91 Cumecs 50.13 Cumecs 844m 858m 858m 32161.0 Ham 34.4%

5. INDRAVATI on INDRAVATI River (MAJOR) 0800 632.2m 157.06 Cumecs 157.06 Cumecs 625m 642m 643m 51557.3 Ham 34.7%

6. SALANDI on SALANDI River (MAJOR) 0600 78.69m 179.35 Cumecs Rising 2.5 Cumecs 50.24m 82.3m 43624.0 83.21m Ham 78.4%

Falling

Steady

e. Average Reservoir Inflow-Outflow on 24-Sep-2011 Sl Name of No Reservoir 1 2 Inflow Outflow Unit Observation Period

HIRAKUD 182627.00 RENGALI 8932.40

191362.00 Cusecs

DURING LAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 0900 HRS OF 24.09.11 DURING LAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 0600 7889.08 Cumecs HRS OF 24.09.11

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f. River Discharge Scenario on 24-Sep-2011 Sl No MAHANADI River 1 2 3 KHAIRMAL BARMUL MUNDALI 1200 1200 1200 291000 377500 458415 Cusecs Cusecs Cusecs DischargeSite Time in hrs Discharge Unit

TEL River 1 PATHARLA 1200 69473 Cusecs

BRAHMANI River 1 EXP. BRIDGE. PANKAPAL 0800 322200 Cusecs

BAITARANI River 1 AKHUAPADA NH5 ROAD BRIDGE 0900 276540 Cusecs

SUBERNAREKHA River 1 RAJGHAT 0600 123080 Cusecs

g. Time of Flow in Mahanadi River between Hirakud & Mundali Hirakud Dam 115 Km (12-18 hrs) Khairmal Site 106 Km (12-16 hrs) Barmul Site 95 Km (12-16 hrs) Mundali Anicut

h. Live Storage Filling of Major Reservoirs as on 24-Sep-2011 HIRAKUD 93.9% RENGALI 109.4% BALIMELA 23.9% UPPER KOLAB 34.4% INDRAVATI 34.7% SALANDI 78.4%

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Time:1200 hrs

Time:1200 hrs

Time:0800 hrs Time:0800 hrs

Time:0800 hrs

Time:0600 hrs

Reservoir Level & position wrt. Full Reservoir Level RL: 628.52ft (-) 1.48ft RL: 124.41m (+) 0.91m RL: 1466.4ft (-) 49.60ft RL: 850.6m (-) 7.40m RL: 632.2m (-) 9.80m RL: 78.69m (-) 3.61m

Reservoir Inflow & Outflow I:201358Cusecs I:Cumecs I:203.14Cumecs I:61.91Cumecs I:157.06Cumecs I:179.35Cumecs

O:169591Cusecs O:11846.02Cumecs O:102.21Cumecs O:50.13Cumecs O:157.06Cumecs O:2.5Cumecs Live Storage capacity & Live Storage available Cap:482155 Ham Cap:341371 Ham Cap:267600 Ham Cap:93500 Ham Cap:148550 Ham Cap:55650 Ham LS:452556 Ham LS:373411 Ham LS:63844.8 Ham LS:32161 Ham LS:51557.33 Ham LS:43624 Ham

The RED line corresponds to Full Reservoir Capacity

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