Due to incessant rain the Umiam reservoir is full water may be released at any time: MePGCL

Shillong, Sept 04: Due to incessant rain during the last few days the water level of the Umiam reservoir has risen upto 3205.07 ft at 8:00 AM on 4th September, 2018. It is apprehended that in case heavy rainfall continues in the catchment area of the Umiam dam, the reservoir may become full which will necessitate the opening of the gates of the Umiam concrete dam to allow the flood water to pass through.

Therefore, the Chief Engineer (C), Maintenance and  Small Hydro, MePGCL, Shillong, has cautioned all persons residing or working in the downstream of the Umiam concrete dam against engaging in any activity near the banks of the river Umiam, since the level of water may suddenly rise due to the opening of gates of the dam.

The Chief Engineer (C), Maintenance & Small Hydro, MePGCL, Shillong also informed that all efforts will be made to regulate the discharge of water through the gates to the minimum.


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