Udawalawa water levels decrease despite rains

Although it had rained in many areas of the country, the water level of the Uda Walawa reservoir had decreased, the Mahaweli Authority said.

Mahaweli Authority Deputy Residential Project Manager Thilak Ranasinghe said that the water capacity of the Udawalawa reservoir which was 217,000 acre-feet has now come down to 25,000 acre-feet.

Ranasinghe added that the initial work of cultivating paddy could start by November 1, if it rained and some water was expected to be released between November 15 and 20. 

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