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Sluice gates of all tanks in Polonnaruwa opened

Jan 6, 2011 11:20:54 AM - itnnews.lk

All tanks in Polonnaruwa are overflowing with torrential rain experienced in the district.

Polonnaruwa and the surrounding areas had been experiencing continued heavy rain for the last 20 days. Our correspondents said that as a result, all tanks are overflowing. The 10 sluice gates of the Parakrama Samudra have each been opened one foot.. All 12 sluice gates of the Minneriya tanks have been opened. The 12 sluice gates of the Kaudulla tank are also opened as the water had risen up to 104,000 acre feet. The Giritale tank is also overflowing. In addition to the main tanks, all small and medium scale tanks of the district are reported to be overflowing.