Polgolla reservoir opens eight sluice gates

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Along with the prevailing inclement weather conditions eight sluice gates of Polgolla Reservoir in Kandy was opened yesterday (3), the Irrigation Department said.

The Department went on to say that each sluice gate has been opened to 3 feet and 10 inches and 28,000 square feet of water is released to the Mahaweli River from the Polgolla Reservoir every second.

The Irrigation Department warned people residing down river of possible sudden surges of water level and to be prepared to evacuate to safer locations immediately in case the situation worsens.

By Naalir Jamaldeen