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  • Gates of major dams opened due to heavy rains in MP
  • 14 out of 52 reservoirs opened
  • IMD issues orange alert for Madhya Pradesh

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Gates of major dams opened due to heavy rains, flood concerns in Madhya Pradesh

The gates of 14 out of 52 reservoirs have been opened to release water, according to a water department official

Gates of some major dams in Madhya Pradesh have been opened after continuous rainfall caused water levels in some rivers to rise.

The state's lifeline, Narmada river, besides Parvati, Betwa and some other water bodies were in spate, but flowing below the danger level, said Kamlesh Raikwar, an executive engineer of the state water resources department.

The gates of 14 out of 52 reservoirs have been opened to release water, according to a water department official

At least 12 gates of Indira Sagar, which is the state's biggest dam, 18 of Omkareshwar, eight of Rajghat and nine of Tawa dam have been opened, the official said.

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued an orange alert warning of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in eight districts of central Madhya Pradesh.

The IMD's orange alert forecasts very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall, ranging from 115.6 mm or above, at isolated places in Bhopal, Raisen, Rajgarh, Sehore, Vidisha, Guna, Agar Malwa and Shajapur districts.

Apart from this, a yellow alert has been issued warning of likely heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places of 10 districts, and Shahdol and Narmadapuram divisions.

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