GENERATION SUSPENDED FOR TWO DAYS AS RESERVOIR FLUSHED FOR DESILTATION
DIKCHU, 09 June: Power generation at 510MW Teesta Stage V has been suspended for two days due to the heavy siltation in the reservoir. The sluice gates of dam were opened Wednesday morning to flush the silt from the reservoir.
The hydrology record of the NHPC reveals that the 66,449 ppm siltation recorded for upstream and 70,753 ppm recorded downstream yesterday, the highest siltation recorded this year. The normal siltation of Teesta recorded 7 to 10 thousand per million particles.
Power generation was scheduled to resume by Thursday evening.