Today, the Department of Water Resources in Odisha and IIT Guwahati signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the subject of “Physical and Mathematical River Modeling Study for Brahmani River Delta Rejuvenation.” Minister of Water Resources Tukuni Sahu and Additional Chief Secretary Anu Garg witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding. During a program held at the Department of Water Resources (DoWR), Prof. Sibasish Dutta from IIT Guwahati and Bhakta Ranjan Mohanty, EIC, DoWR, signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
The confluence of the South Koel and Sankha rivers at Rourkela in the Sundargarh district gives rise to the Brahmani River, which is the second largest river in Odisha. Odisha contributed 57% of the catchment, followed by Jharkhand at 40% and Chhatisgarh at 3%.
The districts of Sundargarh, Deogarh, Anugul, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Jajpur, and Kendrapara are traversed by this river. A barrage at Samal is located approximately 35.00 km downstream of the Rengali Dam, which is situated at a distance of 130 km along the river. Water from the intermediate catchment and the Samal Barrage are released and flow into the Pankapal delta. then splits in half, with the Brahmani on the right and the Kharasuan on the left.
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