Update:Narmada is now flowing below danger mark at Golden bridge (video)
Ahmedabad, 9 August 2012
The flow of water at Narmada dam from upstream Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra has reduced, but the dam is still overflowing at 127.95 meters, nearly six meters above its height of 121.90 meters. Officials say the dam will continue to witness overflow for next four-five days.
Around two dozen villages of Narmada and Bharuch districts in central Gujarat have been put on alert as water from the overflowing Narmada dam is flowing four ft above danger mark at Golden bridge. They include 12 villages of Nandod taluka and 9 villages of Tilakwada taluka of Narmada district. Most of the villagers in low lying areas are shifted to safer places.
According to officials, at noon today around 7,86,000 cusecs of water was being discharged from the dam, of which 7,09,448 cusecs fall directly into sea, while remaining 76,552 cusecs flows to six river bed turbines for power generation.
Update on Friday morning: Narmada is now flowing below the danger level at Golden bridge
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