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Continuous rainfall, Dam crosses danger level

Areas of Goa have been experiencing continuous rainfall over the last couple of days.

According to the Goa MET department, the State will witness heavy to very heavy rainfall over the next few days.  As per the report, Saturday and Sunday would be the heaviest, though, the impact of the phenomenon was felt on Wednesday. Various part of the state received light to moderate rainfall in intermittent spells. In a couple of days, the storm is expected to move closer towards Goa and Maharashtra, as reported by TOI.

“When the low-pressure area and associated cyclone phenomenon moves closer to Goa, then heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely,” said N Haridasan, assistant meteorologist, meteorological cenanjunem-500x330tre at Altinho, as per a TOI report.

The water levels in the Anjunem dam have reached its full capacity of 93.23 metres. As a precautionary measure, four gates have been opened to prevent the water level from rising.

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Bicholim and Sattari talukas have been put on high alert with the rising water level in the dam.

People living at Morlem, Keri, Paryem, Sarvan and surrounding areas, especially along the banks of Valavanti and Kasti rivers, have also been alerted. The deputy collector, the mamlatdar and the panchayats have been asked to monitor the situation.

The deputy collector, the mamlatdar and the panchayats have been asked to monitor the situation.

 

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