Tuesday, 28 September 2021 02:16 AM
July 27, 2016 07:43 PM NPT
By: Amar Khadka
ITAHARI, July 27: The water flow in Saptakoshi River has started receding. The water flow at the river was measured 238,510 cusec on Wednesday afternoon.
The water flow in the river had reached 270, 200 cusecs yesterday, the highest for the year.
As the water level in the river is decreasing, 32 out of the 56 sluices doors of the Saptakooshi barrage have been opened. 36 doors were opened yesterday.
Normally the red light is switched on when the water level reaches 150,000 cusecs in the Koshi barrage.
The red light to the west of the barrage is switched on when the water level reaches 150,000 cusecs and when it crosses 200,000 cusecs, the other red light to the east of the barrage is switched on.
When the water level crosses 300,000 cusecs, the red light is switched on in the middle of the barrage, as well. The danger increases when it reaches 300,000 cusecs.
On August 18, 2008, the eastern dam of the river was flown away when the water level crossed 168,000 cusecs. The Koshi floods had inundated four VDCs when it broke down the eastern dam.
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