Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 23
One of the three floodgates of Sukhna Lake was opened at 2 pm today after its water level reached near the danger mark of 1,163 ft. Due to rain in the city and the catchment area of the lake, the water level reached 1,162.95 ft when the gate was opened.
It is the second time in three days that the authorities have opened the floodgate and fourth time this monsoon season. Earlier, the gate was opened on September 21, August 9 and August 14.
An official of the UT Engineering Department said the floodgate was closed at 5.45 pm. He, however, said there was a continuous flow of water into the Sukhna from the catchment area of the lake.
An alert was sounded in the neighbouring areas and to avoid flooding downstream, the water was released in a limited quantity, he said.
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