Three gates of Supa Dam opened

Source: S.O. News Service | By Shahid Mukhtesar | Published on 30th August 2018, 1:49 PM | Coastal News |

Joida: As water level at Supa dam reached its maximum after 12 years, dam authorities released water by opening all three gates on Wednesday. Around 11,500 cusecs of water was released from the dam for the day.

Supa reservoir constructed across the Kali river near Ganeshgudi in Joida taluk is a lookalike of Bhakra Nangal dam of Himachal Pradesh. It is the second largest reservoir in Karnataka with a storage capacity of 145 tmc ft after Linganamakki reservoir which can store 151 tmc ft of water.

The reservoir authorities announced the water release well in advance and hundreds of people from Ganeshgudi, Dandeli, Joida and surrounding villages, including tourists, gathered in large numbers in front of the reservoir. As the main gate opened, people clapped and enjoyed the release of water.

A couple of weeks ago, as the dam reached its maximum level, District Minister R V Deshpande offered bagina. The water level at the reservoir was 562.75 metres as against the full reservoir level of 564 mtrs.

The reservoir authorities said following good rain at the catchment areas of the reservoir, the inflow was 16,500 cusecs on Wednesday, therefore they decided to release 11,500 cusecs of water from afternoon.

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