Chandigarh, Sep 8: Getting closer to its maximum storage capacity of 1,680 feet, the water level in Gobind Sagar reservoir of the 225-metre high Bhakra Dam rose to nearly 1,678 feet Thursday, an official said here.
‘The water level at Bhakra Dam today touched 1,677.66 feet-mark while its capacity is 1,680 feet,’ an Punjab irrigation department spokesman said.
The water level at Pong Dam rose to 1,386.11 feet against a maximum capacity of 1,390 feet.
While Bhakra Dam is on river Sutlej, Pong Dam is on river Beas. Both dams are located in Himachal Pradesh, along the hill state’s border with Punjab.