Flood warnings issued for Horowpothana

Flood warnings issued for Horowpothana

The Department of Irrigation has issued a flood warning as the water level at the Horowupotana gauging station of Yan Oya has increased.

The residents of nearby lowlands are requested to be vigilant of potential floods as the water level of the reservoir has passed the hazardous level at 3.00 pm this afternoon (07).

The department says that the current water level, which is at 6.51 m, has exceeded the hazardous level of 6 m.

When the water level exceeds 7.30 m a minor flood situation is to be expected, Department of Irrigation stated.