The water level of the Deduru Oya has been observed rising to ‘minor flood level’, stated the Irrigation Department.
Accordingly the Department stated that, “A Considerable rainfall has been occurred in most of Upstream catchment areas of Deduru Oya Basin from yesterday. In addition to that, The Deduru Oya reservoir which is maintained by the Irrigation Department is spilling with a discharge rate of 16,800 cubic feet /sec currently. Because of upcoming rainfall the spilling discharge will be increased. By analyzing this situation there is a possibility of occurring a considerable flood situation in lowline areas of Deduru Oya valley situated in Wariyapola, Nikaweratiya, Mahawa, Kobeigane, Bingiriya, Pallama, Chilaw, Arachchikattuwa and Rasnayakapura D/S divisions.”
Residents of the area and drivers of vehicles passing through the area are requested to be vigilant of the floods.
The Irrigation Department urges the Disaster Management Divisions to take necessary steps in this regard.