The Department of Water Resources has warned that water could be released into the river basin at any time due to heavy rains in the Nira Deoghar dam catchment area as a result of heavy rains in the dam area.
Due to heavy rainfall in the Nira Deoghar Dam catchment area, the water level of the dam has risen to 659.40 meters or 8280 Dalghafu or 69 per cent. In the last 12 hours, 2422 million cubic feet of water has been stored. This means that with an average discharge of 56,045 cusecs, the demand for water may increase significantly by tomorrow morning.
Water comes from Nira Devghar dam to Veer dam. The water level in Veer Dam is rising rapidly. Therefore, water from Veer Dam will be released into the Nira river basin. The people of Khandala, Phaltan, Malshiras, Baramati, Pandharpur talukas have been warned to be vigilant and a decision will be taken tomorrow (23rd) afternoon after considering the water supply and rainfall, said Assistant Engineer Vijay Nalawade
Therefore, water can be released into the river basin at any time, so the people along the river have appealed to be vigilant.
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