Relevant agenices ordered to monitor Sg Perak water levels in Kuala Kangsar, Perak Tengah

IPOH: All relevant agencies have been instructed to monitor the water level along Sungai Perak in the Kuala Kangsar and Perak Tengah districts to ensure that overflowing water will not cause flash floods.

Perak Infrastructure, Energy, Water and Public Transportation Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Zolkafly Harun said all agencies involved, including Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), will monitor the situation and be prepared for any eventualities.

Zolkafly said TNB has released water from the Bersia, Kenering and Chenderoh dams since Jan 7 and hopes it will have low and minimal impact in the two districts.

“To ensure that each dam is at the optimum level, TNB has conducted scheduled releases at two dams.

“TNB has to increase the release rate of the dams near the Chenderoh power station on Jan 9 to ensure that the water levels are balanced," he said after a visit to Sungai Perak in Kuala Kangsar Monday (Jan 11).

“We have instructed all related agencies to monitor the water releases as it may cause danger and harm if it is not handled quickly,” he added.

Mohd Zolkafly said TNB had scheduled water releases near the Chenderong power station since August 2020 in preparation for the monsoon season.

“However, due to the high rainfall distribution rate across the country and near the dams since Jan 2, the water levels have risen up," he said.

“The state government is committed to manage and to ensure that the water level along Sungai Perak is safe.

“As for now, no massive floods have been reported since November last year,” he added.

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