Dharamsala, August 13, 2023: As per media reports, The BBMB authorities on Sunday opened up four floodgates of Bhakra Dam by two feet. The authorities said that the floodgates have been opened as inflows in dam remained high and there were projections of more rains in the coming days.
Though the Himachal police have issued an alert to people living downstream of Bhakra Dam after the floodgates of the dam were opened on Sunday, the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) authorities have allayed any cause of concern.
According to the news published in The Tribune though the floodgates were opened, the Bhakra Dam reservoir level was 9 feet below the optimum level of 1680 feet.
An official of the BBMB on condition of anonymity said that there was no cause of concern in the areas on the banks of Sutlej as inflows in natural course of Sutlej were at 27500 cusecs where as the rest of water was released in Bhakra canal.
The authorities also said that increased inflows in Sutlej are unlikely to affect Himachal areas.