Rivers and drains overflowed, 7 gates of Bargi Dam, 13 of Tawa Dam, 14 of Satpura, 3 gates of Parsdoh, 5 gates of Sanjay Sarovar Dam were opened.
Bhopal (EMS). Madhya Pradesh got drenched due to the rains of the monsoon system originating from the Bay of Bengal. Rain started in 36 districts of the state including Bhopal, Narmadapuram, Jabalpur, Chhindwara, Raisen, Balaghat from Friday morning. Due to rise in the water level of Narmada, 7 gates of Bargi Dam in Jabalpur had to be opened at 12 noon. 14 gates of Satpura and 3 gates of Parasdoh dam also had to be opened. Whereas in Narmadapuram, for the first time this season, all the 13 gates of Tawa Dam have been opened up to 20-20 feet. 4,08,265 cusecs of water is being released from these gates. Due to this, the water level at Sethani Ghat will increase rapidly by late evening. This can cause waterlogging in low-lying areas. Due to the rising of Wainganga river, 5 gates of Sanjay Sarovar Dam have been opened.
Gates of more than five dams have been opened across the state. Due to this the rivers and streams are in spate. Due to this, the danger of flood is looming in the state.
Due to heavy rains the road caved in at Salangtola in Paraswara. Due to this, Balaghat district lost contact with Seoni. More than 24 kutcha houses have collapsed in rural areas due to the spate in the Mahakari river of the district. Here Home Guard and SDERF teams are engaged in the rescue operation. The villagers have been kept in the community hall and panchayat buildings of the village.
There will be a surge in Narmada
Due to rain in Tawa’s catchment area Betul-Pachmarhi, there was rapid inflow of water into the dam, due to which 5 gates of Tawa Dam were opened by 5 feet from 10.30 am on Friday. After noon, all 13 gates were opened to a height of 20-20 feet. This is the first time this season that all 13 gates of Tawa Dam had to be opened. Here in Narmadapuram it is raining heavily since morning. Many areas are flooded with two-three feet of water.
Roads filled with water in Raisen
It has been raining heavily in Raisen district since Friday morning. The main roads of the city were submerged due to heavy rain for 1 hour from 6 to 7 in the morning. Along with this, the lower houses were filled with water. Pedestrians are facing problems due to accumulation of water on the roads. In the table, 51 mm of rain was recorded till Friday morning in the Satpura Dam area. Due to this, 14 gates of the dam had to be opened. At present, 7 gates have been kept open at a level of 11 feet. Due to this the water level of Tawa river increased. At the same time, 3 gates of Parsdoh Dam built on Tapti have also been opened. Parsdoh Dam in-charge Shiv Kumar Nagle said that 294 cumec is being released from it. Only 15 cm is left in the dam full tank level. Due to water on a culvert in Multai, a person named Jeevan Barangay (50) was washed away in the drain. People searched for him, but no trace of him was found. Many residential areas of Multai have been flooded.
8 gates of Machagora Dam opened in Chhindwara
Heavy rains are continuing in Chhindwara for about 10 hours. Rivers and drains are in spate. SDO Chaudhary of Pench Project said that due to increase in the water level of the river, all 8 gates of Machhagora Dam have been opened. At the same time, a young man named Dilip was washed away due to the overflowing drain in Saunsar. Police is searching for the young man. By opening them up to 34 percent, 3800 cubic meters of water is being released. Due to rising water level of Pench river, an alert has been issued in Chand area.
Young man drowned while crossing the river in Tamiya
A young man was washed away while crossing the river in Tamiya, Chhindwara. Its video has surfaced. In this, the young man was trying to cross the bridge slowly despite there being water on it. After covering half the way the young man got swept away and fell under the bridge. Local people saved the youth from drowning and admitted him to the hospital, where he is being treated.
Rivers in spate in Narsinghpur
Sitarewa and Shakkar rivers are in spate due to rains in Narsinghpur district. It has been raining since night in tehsils Gotegaon, Tendukheda, Gadarwara, Kareli, Saikheda, Salichauka of the district. Meanwhile, a video of Shakkar River bridge is going viral here. In this, even after the water level of the river has reached the upper part of the bridge, the villagers are catching fish and wood from the river. District Collector Riju Bafna has said that due to increase in the water level of Bargi Dam, the water level in Narmada River will also increase. People living on the river banks have been instructed to stay away from the banks.
-Heavy rain in Jabalpur area also
Even in Jabalpur area, due to heavy rainfall, water is being released from Bargi Dam. Flood occurs on the banks of Narmada only when water is released from both the dams simultaneously. Tawa Dam SDO NK Suryavanshi said that at present there is an inflow of 2250000 cusecs of water in the dam, due to continuously increasing inflow, the height and number of gates kept increasing by continuously opening the gates of the dam since Friday morning. The governing label of September 15 has been exceeded. 17.80 mm rainfall has been recorded in the catchment area of Tawa Dam. Due to the water level of the dam being 1166 i.e. 100 percent full of water, now it is becoming difficult to stop the water in the dam, due to which all the gates of the dam had to be opened.
Heavy rain in Mahakaushal area
According to officials, due to the ongoing heavy rains in Mahakaushal area, the water level of Bargi Dam is 422.85 meters, which is more than waterlogging. 79 mm of rainfall in the catchment area of Bargi Dam within the last 48 hours. Rainfall has been recorded. Presently 1092 cumec water is being discharged from 7 gates of this dam. At 5 pm, 3288 cumec water will be released from 13 gates, these gates will be opened up to a height of 1.65 meters. Bargi management has asked to stay away from Narmada Ghats.
Heavy rain warning in next 48 hours
In view of the Meteorological Department’s warning of heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours, water logging control is being followed in Tawa Dam. To ensure that water does not accumulate in Tawa Dam above the prescribed water level of 1166 feet, it was decided to open the gates of the dam on Friday itself. The gates of the dam were opened continuously for 14 hours after the Tawa dam became full three days ago during the ongoing monsoon.
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