Thursday, June 4, 2009

Junagadh District News – Flood Control Rooms

Seven flood control rooms start work in Saurashtra.

With monsoon due to set in any time during the second week of June in Saurashtra, the state irrigation department has seven flood control centres in the region operational from June 1.

The flood control centres, with headquarters in Rajkot, will monitor 149 dams in the region comprising Rajkot, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Junagadh -The Historical Place Gujarat India, Amreli and Surendranagar districts. Every flood control room will be manned by a deputy engineer who has been provided with a cell phone. "The engineers will send messages to the state flood control room at Gandhinagar daily, keeping them updated on the situation," an official source said.

While the Rajkot center will monitor 72 dams located at Rajkot, Jamnagar and Surendranagar districts, Bhavnagar center will monitor 77 dams located at Bhavnagar, Junagadh and Amreli districts. Among the bigger reservoirs to be closely monitored will be Bhadar, Shetrunjay, Khodiar and Machu dams, according to reports.

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