BICHOLIM: In wake of Tillari dam overflowing and rise in water levels, the district administration has issued a warning to public to not venture into Chapora river.
The water level of Tillari dam reaches the crest level, due to heavy rainfall.
“Public residing on the bank of river Chapora are requested not to venture in the Chapora River,” the government warning reads.
It said that due to heavy rainfall, the water level of Tillari dam has increased to its crest level and the flowing water into the reservoir will start flowing in the Tillari dam, which will result in the rise of water level in Chapora river. This was informed by the Engineer incharge of Tillari dam at Konalkatta, State of Maharashtra to the Superintending Engineer, Office of Superintending Engineer, Circle Office-ll, W.R.D., Karaswada-Bardez-Goa through a letter dated 22/06/2021.
The Engineer incharge of Tillari dam has mentioned in the letter that ‘As there are chances, that the water level of Chapora river might increase, hence the people residing on the bank of this river should be alerted.’
‘The general public should be requested not to venture in the Chapora River and take precautionary measures to avert any untoward incident’
Mamlatdar of Bicholim Taluka, Bicholim Goa are requested to disseminate the said information to the general public of Chapora. Also, Talathi of Sal/Mencurem Sazas is requested to put said notice on the notice board of the concerned Village Panchayat and also serve the said notice to the Sarpanch of respective Village Panchayat.