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Water levels of reservoirs go down

The reduced water levels of Castlereigh Reservoir.
The reduced water levels of Castlereigh Reservoir.

The water levels of Castlereigh and Moussakelle reservoirs, which feed the hydro electric power plants at Laxapana, New Laxapana, Canyon, Polpitiya and Upper Kotmale has been reduced drastically due to the prolonged drought.

Water cascading from Devon Falls and St. Clair’s Falls have also reduced to almost a trickle due to the existing dry weather.

When contacted an official, said if the water levels go down further in the coming days, this could affect the power generation capacity of the above hydro electric power plants.

Since there is a possible danger to the existing water supplies authorities have requested the public to utilize water sparingly.

Parts of the old Maskeliya Town too has reemerged due to the reduction of the reservoir’s water level.


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