Water level in the Tehri dam reservoir reached around 10 metres below the permissible mark of 825 metre on Saturday, Tehri District Magistrate Nitesh Kumar Jha told .

Mr Jha said, “At present the situation is not dangerous but the water level in the reservoir is continuously increasing.”

The water level in the reservoir reached 815.35 metres on Saturday evening.

H. L. Arora, General Manager, Tehri dam said, “We generally release around 570 to 580 cusecs of water but today evening at around 4 pm an additional 30 cusecs was let out from the spillway.”

In the mid-June catastrophe, heavy rains filled the reservoir upto 775 metres. Arora said between June 15 and June 17 the water level increased by 25 m.

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