Earlier in the day, four gates had been closed. This means, total four gates closed so far.
Notably, the dam had been releasing excess floodwater through four gates for the last three days. As rainfall discontinued and some improvements were marked, eight gates were closed, said authorities.
Earlier in the morning, SRC PK Jena had in Bhubaneswar had hinted about closure of gates based on water level.
After closure of eight gates, the dam is releasing 5,45,471 cusec floodwater through 32 gates, 24 on the left side and eight on the right.
The water level of the reservoir stood at 623.91 ft by afternoon, against its water holding capacity of 630 ft.