To save KHPP from damage, 9,000 cusec (cubic feet per second) water is released from the lake through 16 spill ways of the power plant, said KHPP sources.
KHPP is now at its highest operation. On Wednesday, all the five generators of the plant were
in full operation and it produced 190mw power, where its highest level of production is 230mw per day.
“Following downpour in the hilly areas of Rangamati district in last few days, the water level of Kaptai Lake increased two feet,” said Md Abdur Rahman, director of KHPP.
The director said: “To reduce heavy pressure of water on KHPP, we have to open all 16 gates of it and continued operating all five units of the plant KHPP to save it from damage.”
In the meantime, several areas of the district including Belaichhari upazila, Juraichhari upazila, Langadu upazila and several parts of Rangamati town were inundated as the water level has increased.
Beside, lower parts of Chittagong district have submerged after KHPP opened all its gates partially to save it from any kind of scratch.