Himachal Malana Dam Gate Malfunction Water Overflows; Kullu Administration Issues Alert!!

A malfunction in one of the gates of Malana Dam in the Kullu district has resulted in water overflow, prompting the local administration to issue warnings and alerts to residents living along the banks of the Parvati River.

The situation calls for vigilance and readiness in case of a breach in the dam. The Meteorological Department (MeT) has issued alerts of heavy rains, predicting a wet spell in Himachal Pradesh until July 30.

Additionally, the state has already witnessed damage and landslides in some areas due to the incessant downpour. The authorities closely monitor the situation and provide immediate relief to affected families.

Malfunction at Malana Dam Triggers Water Overflow

The Kullu administration has raised concerns over a malfunction in one of the gates of Malana Dam, leading to water overflow in the district:

Residents residing along the banks of the Parvati River have been asked to remain vigilant, and the possibility of evacuations in case of a dam breach is being considered.

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MeT’s Warnings of Heavy Rains and Potential Hazards

The local Meteorological Office has issued an “orange” alert for heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places in eight of the 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh on July 26 and 27.

The authorities have cautioned about potential landslides, flash floods, mudslides, and increased runoff in rivers and nullahs. Additionally, a “yellow” warning of heavy rains has been issued for July 25, with the wet spell expected to persist until July 30.

Rainfall Impact in Various Regions

The state has already experienced light to moderate rains, with certain areas receiving substantial amounts. Dhaulakaun in Sirmaur received 49 mm of rain, Dharamshala 32 mm, Nahan 23 mm, Solan 22 mm, and Palampur 17 mm.

Himachal Malana dam gate malfunction

The incessant heavy rains have also caused issues for residents in Dohri Diwal in Solan, where hill cutting by a private company for a four-lane project weakened house foundations, leading to evacuations and demands for action against the company.

Search Operation in the Beas River by IRB Pandoh

Following the massive floods in Kullu and Mandi on July 9 and 10, the 3rd Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) Pandoh has launched a search operation in the Beas River to trace unidentified bodies.

Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu expressed concerns about damages in the Rohru and Kotkhai areas of Shimla due to recent rains. The state government has increased immediate relief for affected families from Rs 5,000 to Rs 1 lakh.

Central teams have visited flood and landslide-affected areas, and the state is hopeful for financial assistance from the Union Government.

Impact on Infrastructure and Losses

The state has faced significant infrastructure damage, with 696 roads closed for vehicular traffic and 359 transformers, and 324 water supply schemes affected.

Since the onset of the monsoon on June 24 until July 24, the state has reported 164 deaths and incurred losses amounting to Rs 5269 crore.

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The situation in Himachal Pradesh remains critical due to heavy rains and the malfunction at Malana Dam, leading to water overflow and potential risks to the population residing along the Parvati River.

The authorities are actively monitoring the situation and implementing precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the public.

The relief efforts and financial support the state government provides aim to assist affected families during this challenging period. The MeT’s alerts and warnings are crucial for residents and authorities to stay prepared and take necessary action to mitigate the impact of the ongoing wet spell.

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