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Parakrama Samudra sluice gates opened for the fourth occasion

Jan 5, 2011 6:03:10 AM - itnnews.lk

Polonnaruwa is experiencing torrential rain. Sluice gates of the Parakrama Samurda have been opened for the fourth time.

Water levels of reservoirs have rapidly risen as a result of the heavy rain experienced in the Polonnaruwa District. The Engineering Office took the initiative to open all 10 sluice gates six inches each as the water had risen up to 112,500 acre feet. Each sluice gate releases about 700 cubic feet of water.

In the meantime the water of the Giritale Tank had increased up to 18,500 acre feet while the water of the Minneriya Tank had risen up to 114,500 acre feet. The inclement weather is reported to be obstructing civilian life.