With the Upper Lake’s water-level rising due to light rainfall, the Bhadbhada dam’s sluice gates were opened again on Tuesday afternoon. With Bhopal receiving 986.2 mm of water till now this is 70% more than the normal rainfall, the water level in lifeline of Bhopal has increased by 0.50 feet and touched 1666.75 ft mark which is .05 ft less than the full tank level 1666.80ft. With this, Bhadbhada dam’s gates were again opened to let the excess rainwater outflow into Kaliyasot reservoir as city continues to witness showers.
It was in the year 2017 that Bhadbhada gates were opened but after that no year witnessed good rainfall till August 10 (Saturday) this year when two of the total 11 sluice gates of Bhadbhada Dam were opened after the water level touched the full tank level. Light shows lashed city on Tuesday. Light to moderate showers also lashed several places of State. Weather Department said that there will be no change in weather conditions till August 15.
This means there will be no torrential rainfall till couple of days. The duty officer of Weather Department said that a low pressure area is developing in North West Bay of Bengal. Its impact will be visible in east Madhya Pradesh from Tuesday. In West Madhya Pradesh, its impact will be on August 14, 15.
The next spell of monsoon season will also bring heavy rains in many parts of State. On Monday, Bhopal received rainfall of 11 mm, Hoshangabad 14 mm, Guna 2 mm respectively. Though state had a sluggish start of monsoon but last spell of rains fulfilled the quota of deficient rainfall. Earlier State was suffering from deficient rainfall but now it has normal rainfall figure.
The forecast made by Weather Department says that rains and light showers are likely in some places of Rewa, Satna, Sidhi, Singhrauli, Anuppur, Dindori, Umaria, Shahdol, Sheopurkalan, Bhind, Morena, D\atia, Guna, Gwalior, Shivpuri, Ashok Nagar, Panna, Sagar, Tikamgarh, Damoh, Chhattarpur respectively.
Rains are also likely in few places of Bhopal, Raisen, Rajgarh, Vidisha, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Betul, Harda, Ujjain, Neemuch, Ratlam, Shajapur, Dewas, Mandsaur, Agar, Indore, Dhar, Khandwa, Khargone, Alirajpur, Jhabua, Badwani, Burhanpur, Chhindwada, Jabalpur, Mandla, Balaghat, Narsinghpur, Seoni and Katni districts respectively.