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Swollen Bargi Dam as water level in the reservior increases following heavy rainfall, in Jabalpur district.

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Floodwater releasedĀ from Prakasam Barrage due to heavy inflow, in Vijayawada.

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Water gushes out of the Lalpari Dam after water level rises following heavy rains, in Rajkot.

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An aerial view of the Tilpara barrage as the water level rises due to heavy rains, in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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Srisailam dam opens its eight gates to control the water level following heavy rains, in Kurnool district.

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People watch as Bargi Dam opens its 13 gates to control the water level following heavy rains, in Jabalpur.

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Godavari river from PRMC (Pattiseema Right Main Canal) flows through Ibrahimpatnam Mini Dam as it merges into the Krishna river, on the outskirts of Vijayawada.

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Youngsters take bath in the overflowing water at Mahind dam following heavy rain, at Patan Taluka in Satara District.

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Tipper trucks stand parked at a construction site of the Wang Marathwadi Dam, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Satara district. Construction activity has been stopped due to onset of Monsoon season.

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A view of Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project, an under construction gravity dam on the Subansiri River in northeastern India.

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A view of Koyna Dam in Satara district of Maharashtra. Reportedly, the water level of the dam has decreased owing to the summer season.

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A boom floats across a small bay near the dam wall at Warragamba Dam in Warragamba, Australia. Although there have been no major impacts on drinking water yet from the intense wildfires, authorities know from experience that the risks will be elevated for years while the damaged catchment areas, including pine and eucalyptus forests, recover.

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Social activist and NBA leader Medha Patkar leads a dharna of villagers and dam oustees of Sardar Sarovar dam from Nimad region, in front of the office of Narmada Valley Development Authority demanding proper compensation and rehabilitation, in Bhopal

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A view of the flooded Karha River in Baramati, Maharashtra.

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People stand by the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river at Kevadiya, in Gujarat.

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Flood water being released into the sea from Prakasam Barrage at Krishna River in Vijayawada.

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Fishermen cast their nets in Krishna river at Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

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A man takes a selfie as gates in Prakasam barrage opened due to heavy inflows from Pulichintala project in Krishna river, Vijayawada.

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Tourist gather to view the Shivanasamudra Falls which has swollen following release of water from Kabini reservior due to torrential rainfall in Wayanad district, in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka.

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The famous Kalyazin Bell Tower, part of the submerged monastery of St. Nicholas, is seen in the morning fog in the town of Kalyazin located on the Volga River, 180 km (111 miles) north-east of Moscow, Russia. After the construction of the Uglich Dam in 1939 to form the Uglich Reservoir, the old parts of Kalyazin, including several medieval structures, were submerged under the reservoir's waters.

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Water gushes out as people witness the opening of two sulice gate of Bhad Bhada Dam after the water level of Upper Lake touched full tank capacity following incessant rains, in Bhopal.

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A view of overflowing Morbe Dam, which supplies water to Navi Mumbai city, after Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) opened gates of the dam, in Navi Mumbai.

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Work is carried out to drain the Toddbrook Reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge, England. Emergency crews raced to pump water from Toddbrook Reservoir with a damaged dam as weather forecasts calling for thunderstorms hastened fear of the structure failing and flooding of a town.

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Workers continue to shore up the Toddbrook Reservoir dam near the village of Whaley Bridge, England. Emergency crews raced to pump water from Toddbrook Reservoir with a damaged dam Sunday as weather forecasts calling for thunderstorms hastened fear of the structure failing and flooding of a town.

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An RAF Chinook helicopter drops aggregate to help shore up a reservoir at risk of collapse, threatening to engulf the town of Whaley Bridge in the Peak District, England. A British military helicopter has dropped sandbags to shore up a reservoir wall as emergency services worked frantically to prevent a rain-damaged dam from collapsing. Engineers say they remain "very concerned" about the integrity of the 19th-century Toddbrook Reservoir, which contains around 1.3 million metric tons (1.5 million).

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Water gushes out of the gates of Radhanagari Dam as water level rises due to heavy rains, in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

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Water of Krishna River overflows from the Khodshi dam following monsoon rains, near Karad, Maharashtra.

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Water level in the Koyna dam crosses half-way mark, at 52.5 TMC, following incessant monsoon rainfall at Koyna catchment areas, in Satara.

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Workers look at the newly repaired wall of Temghar Dam at Laverde village in Mulshi Taluka, around 45 kms from Pune. The dam was damaged in 2016 due to leakages, according to officials.

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A view of the Tiware dam which breached following incessant rains, in Ratnagiri.

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A view of the Tiware dam which breached following incessant rains, in Ratnagiri.

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A view of the Tiware dam after it breached following incessant rains, in Ratnagiri.

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A view of the Tiware dam after it breached following incessant rains, in Ratnagiri. The dam breach caused a flood-like situation in seven downstream villages, with as many as 12 houses being swept away.

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Water pipes lie abandoned at the back waters of Ujani Dam due to scarcity of water at Palasdev village bridge on Pune-Solapur Highway, in Palasdev.

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An aerial view after a dam collapsed near Brumadinho, Brazil.

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An aerial view shows flooding triggered by a dam collapse near Brumadinho, Brazil.

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An aerial view shows flooding triggered by a collapsed dam near Brumadinho, Brazil.

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An aerial view shows a collapsed bridge caused by flooding triggered by a dam collapse near Brumadinho, Brazil. The dam that held back mining waste collapsed, inundating a nearby community in reddish-brown sludge, killing at least seven people and leaving scores of others missing.

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Water from the Colorado River pours over the Max Starcke Dam, in Marble Falls, Texas. The Llano and Colorado rivers meet at Kingsland and the National Weather Service said both were experiencing "major flooding." A flash flood warning was in effect.

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The earthen Menagers Dam is in imminent danger of failing, potentially sending floodwaters rushing into the Tohono O'odham village of Ali Chuk, Ariz. southwest of Sells, Arizona.

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The earthen Menagers Dam that was in imminent danger of failing, potentially sending floodwaters rushing into the Tohono O'odham village of Ali Chuk, has held steady as the lake behind it receded southwest of Sells, Ariz. Evacuations had begun Tuesday night after Hurricane Rosa's remnants drenched the western half of Arizona.

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Poringalkuthu dam took heavy punishment as the reservoir overflowed

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The Cheruthoni dam, from which flows this raging river, can be seen towards the top right of the picture. All its five shutters were opened for the first time since it was commissioned in 1973.

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Water gushes out of the Idamalayar dam when the gates were opened on August 9

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Water is released from Koyna Dam after the water level crossed 100 TMC mark, in Satara.

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A view of the Idukki Dam as water level continued to rise in the reservoir in Iduki dam area of Kerala. A red alert was issued for Idukki and its adjoining districts in view of the possibility of release of more water from the Idukki reservoir.

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A man looks on at an overflowing Morbe Dam after its gate were opened following monsoon rainfall, in Navi Mumbai.

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The water level rises at the Idukki dam in Kerala. The dam may be opened for the first time in 26 years, owing to rising water level of the Periayar River following heavy monsoon rains in Kerala.

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Visitors look on as the four spillway shutters of the Malampuzha dam was opened, in Palakkad.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal conducts an aerial survey of Hathnikund barrage located on the Yamuna River, in Yamuna Nagar district.

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Villagers take refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos. The official Lao news agency KPL reported that the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Attapeu province collapsed Monday evening, releasing large amounts of water that swept away houses and made more than 6,600 people homeless.

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A view of Talakaveri, considered to be the source of River Cauvery, in Kodagu district.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with his wife Anitha Kumaraswamy offer special prayers at Talakaveri, considered to be the source of River Cauvery, in Kodagu district.

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A spectacular tricolour display in the water released from the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mandya.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami opens the sluice gate of Mettur dam to release disputed-river Cauvery water, in Salem.

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Mettur dam gates opened to release disputed-river Cauvery water, after the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami ordered release, in Salem.

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A view of an overflowing Droneshwar dam after heavy rainfall, in Gir-Somnath district.

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Madhuban Dam built across River Daman Ganga overflows due to heavy monsoon rainfall, in Silvassa.

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Water being released through six gates of Koyna dam following heavy rainfall in the area of Satara.

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People rowing in a reaming water capital's water reservoir, Rawal dam which at its lowest level in Islamabad, Pakistan. The water level in dams and rivers are low due to dry and hot weather causing water and energy shortage to civilians.

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People gather in front of the broken banks of the Patel dam near Solai, in Kenya's Rift Valley.

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People walk through an area swept away by waters from the Patel dam near Solai, in Kenya's Rift Valley. A dam burst its banks in Kenya's Rift Valley, killing at least 41 people and forcing hundreds from their homes, officials said.

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Villagers participate in a protest rally which affected the Koyna Dam-project work at Koynanagar in Satara, Maharashtra.

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A church and remains of an ancient village which are usually covered by water are seen inside the reservoir of Sau, in Vilanova de Sau, Catalonia, Spain. One reservoir built in the early 1960s, submerging a village called San Roman de Sau and its 11th century romanesque church, is so low on water that the ruins of buildings which are usually under water are now uncovered.

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Women watch the famous Kalyazin Bell Tower in the fog at the Volga River in the town of Kalyazin, 180 km (124 miles) north-east of Moscow, Russia. After the construction of the Uglich Dam in 1939 to form the Uglich Reservoir, the old parts of Kalyazin, including several medieval structures, were submerged under the reservoir's waters.

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President Ram Nath Kovind with Uttarakhand Governor KK Paul and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat during a visit to Badrinath Dham in Chamoli district.

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People looking at the wall of Kohalgaon dam which collapsed during the trial run and inundated nearby areas of a township in Bhagalpur ahead of its scheduled inauguration by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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A view of the Sardar Sarovar Dam that was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Mod at Kevadiya in Narmada district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting in Dabhoi after inauguration of the Sardar Sarovar Dam.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the inauguration of the Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya in Narmada district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi overviews the construction work of Statue of Unity after inaugurating the Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya in Narmada district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers to Narmada River during the inauguration of Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya in Narmada district,

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Water is released from Lake Conroe in Conroe, Texas.

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Water gushes out of the gates of Radhanagari dam as water level rises due to heavy rains in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

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A man carries idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra during a protest against a dam on Mahanadi river in Odhisa, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Water being discharged from the Koyna Dam in Satara, Maharashtra.

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Water level rise above danger level in Sipu dam after heavy rains in Deesa.

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All gates of the Vasna barrage have been opened due to heavy rains in northern part of Gujarat and catchment in Ahmedabad.

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