Excess water released in Vishwamitri to maintain the level at 212 foot
Heavy water is flowing over Pavagadh following heavy rains in Halol area. With this, the water from the Pavagadh foothills reached the Ajwa lake and as a result the level has reached 212.60 feet. Along with this, the water level of Vishwamitri river flowing through Vadodara has also risen to 13.75 feet. People living along the river have been alerted as part of precaution.
During the last 30 hours, the level of Ajwa Sarovar has increased rapidly over incessant rains in Halol-Pavagadh of Panchmahal district and the catchment area. The level was recorded at 212.60 foot at 3 pm. Notably, the gates of Ajwa Sarovar Dam have been fixed at 212 feet as per the rules. As a result, excess water over 212 foot from the lake is flowing into the Vishwamitri river passing through Vadodara. Due to which the level of Vishwamitri river is also gradually increasing and reached 13.75 in the afternoon.
Panic spread among the slum areas and the residents of the societies situated near the river bank as the level of Vishwamitri river rose. In view of that the people living alongside the river have been instructed by the administration to be careful. The possibility of flooding in the Vishwamitri river passing through Vadodara cannot be ruled out if the rains continue at upstream of Ajwa Sarovar.
Due to heavy rains in Halol and Pavagadh, rain water has started flowing from the steps of Pavagadh. People who visited Pavagadh Mataji temple in the current season were thrilled to see the waterfall falling from the steps. Many of the visitors captured the waterfall coming from Mataji’s temple to Manchi on their mobile phones. The view of Pavagadh has blossomed due to monsoon rains.