Flash flood warnings issued for several areas in Kalutara district

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Flash flood warnings issued for several areas in Kalutara district


Tue, Nov 1, 2022, 12:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 01, Colombo: The Irrigation Department announces that the sluice gates of the Kukule Ganga Hydroelectric Power Plant Reservoir have been opened due to a technical fault.

Irrigation engineer S.P.C. Sugeeshwara says that a large stream of water of about 500 cubic meters per second is flowing down from the reservoir.

Due to this, the Department of Irrigation has alerted the people that there is a risk of immediate flooding in the areas around the Kukule Ganga in Bulathsinghala, Ayagama and Palindanuwara Divisional Secretariat Divisions.

The announcement also states that this situation will be valid for the next 6 hours.

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