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* Maussakelle and Castlereagh reservoirs reach overflow level
Fri, Aug 5, 2022, 09:49 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 05, Colombo: Due to continuous rains on the western slopes of the Central Hills, Maussakelle and Castlereagh reservoirs have reached the overflow levels.

Those reservoirs were close to the overflow level by 8:00 this morning.

Because of this, the Lakshapana, New Lakshapana, Vimalasurendra, Polpitiya, Kanyon power plants belonging to the Lakshapana hydroelectric power plant complex are producing maximum electricity, according to the reservoir engineers.

Meanwhile, the Department of Meteorology said fairly heavy rainfalls above 50 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, districts in central hills.

 

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