After India opened the dam of the Dhauliganga Hydropower Project in Tapovan Dharchula, areas along the Mahakali River in Darchula are at risk of flooding.
According to information released by the Darchula District Administration Office, India opened the reservoir gates at 7 a.m., stating that the project’s reservoir is full with water, sand, and earth. As a result, the risk of flooding in the Mahakali River riparian area has increased from Byans Rural Municipality-5 of Darchula, Dhaulakot to Lali of Lekam Rural Municipality.
Darchula Chief District Officer Siddharaj Joshi has issued a warning to residents of the Mahakali River’s riparian area to be cautious because the dam’s gates will be left open until 7 p.m.
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