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Bhakhra, Pong Dam Floodgates to Remain Open This Week Amid Heavy Rains; Flood-Like Situation in Punjab, Himachal

August 18, 2023 12:48 AM

Bhakhra, Pong Dam Floodgates to Remain Open This Week Amid Heavy Rains; Flood-Like Situation in Punjab, Himachal

17 August

All floodgates of the Bhakra and Pong dams will remain open for the next four-five days as heavy rains in catchment areas this week have alarmingly increased the water level in the reservoirs, a senior official of the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) that regulates both dams said on Wednesday.Hundreds of villages in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh located along the swollen Satluj and Beas rivers were inundated with the opening of floodgates of the dams as the inflow in their reservoirs has alarmingly increased owing to torrential rains in its catchment, mainly in the hill state.

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