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Sluice gates of Kaudulla Reservoir opened

Jan 6, 2011 5:07:45 AM - itnnews.lk

The sluice gates of the Kaudulla Reservoir in Polonnaruwa have been opened due to incessant rains.

Irrigation Engineer B.W. Gunatilake said that 12 sluice gates were opened. One sluice gate releases 357 cubic feet of water per second. The sluice gates were opened as the water level increased up to 104 thousand cubic feet. The water is being released to the Kahambiliya Oya. This is causing floods in Pamburana in Palliyagodella, Kolawewa and Guru-godella areas. The Irrigation Engineer has called on the people living in the surroundings of Kahambiliya Oya to remain vigilant.