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As snow evades catchment areas, Bhakra dam authorities worried

With the catchment areas of Sutlej River hardly receiving any snow even in peak winter months, authorities are worried that the Bhakra dam may see a dip in water inflow, which may ultimately have an adverse impact on the year-long planning of power generation and supply of water to partner states.

The catchment areas of Sutlej area spread over 56,000 square kilometres in the upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh and some parts in Uttarakhand and the area normally starts seeing snowfall from mid-December to February. (HT File)
Updated on Jan 15, 2024 07:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Punjab floods: 112 villages still affected, more than 5,000 evacuated

Army assisting in rescue ops, NDRF working to prevent breaches; in Gurdaspur, as many as 70 villages located near Beas river have been affected by the flood with around 5,000 people evacuated to safer locations on Thursday.

A rescue team on job to evacuate people from a marooned house in Gurdaspur on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 12:11 AM IST

Himachal flood fallout: NDRF rescues 85 villagers in neighbouring Punjab

The Punjab government has sounded a red alert in districts downstream of the Pong and Bhakra dams, including Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Tarn Taran and Ropar, as Beas and Sutlej levels rise due to heavy rain in catchment Himachal Pradesh

An aerial view of a flooded village in Ropar district on Wednesday after floodgates at Bhakra Dam were opened two days ago. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2023 03:40 PM IST

Bhakra, Pong Dams brimming, Punjab put on high alert

Both Bhakra and Pong Dams are brimming after heavy rain in their catchment areas in Himachal Pradesh. Both dams are managed by Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB).

Bhakra Dam over Sutlej, which has a catchment in Himachal Pradesh, also witnessed a heavy inflow. The dam has reached its top filing capacity of 1680 feet. The floodgates of the dam were opened on Sunday, but the rise in the water levels in both dams are posing a threat downstream in Punjab.
Updated on Aug 15, 2023 01:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

BBMB opens all floodgates on trial as water level in Bhakra dam rises

20,000 cusecs of water released on Sunday as water level in reservoir touched 1,672 feet, only eight feet short of its capacity of 1,680 feet, say officials

Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) officials said the floodgates were opened to inspect their operational efficacy.
Updated on Aug 13, 2023 11:58 PM IST
By, Patiala
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