Total 6 gates opened, 1945.84 cusec increase in water discharge from dam to river
Two more gates no. 2 and 7 are opened partially in view of the increase of the amount of water being discharged into the river from Dev Dam in Halol taluka. The gates have been partially opened for the purpose to maintain the rule level in view of the continuous inflow of water from the catchment area. The same information has been given to Vadodara District Flood Control Room by Vadodara Irrigation Circle.
At present Gate Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of this dam, thus a total of 6 gates upto 30 cm are being partially opened to discharge water into the river and as a result the amount of water released is increased.
Earlier 3870.52 cusecs of water was being discharged from 4 partially open gates which is now being increased to 5816.36 cusecs. Thus, the total amount of water released has increased by 1945.84 cusecs. As per instructions of the Collector, Vadodara District Flood Control Room has asked all the concerned talukas of the district to be more vigilant and take all necessary precautionary measures.
Vadodara Irrigation Circle Deputy Executive Engineer H.A. Patel said, there are 7 villages of Halol taluka, 19 villages of Waghodia taluka and 7 villages of Dabhoi taluka comes under Dev Dam. A total of 33 villages have been informed about the water level by the VIC.