Ringlet dam disaster: Water release done via fixed procedures

Ringlet dam disaster: Water release done via fixed procedures
Cameron Highlands MP Datuk Seri G. Palanivel (second from left) visiting the disaster area at Bertam Valley.

KUALA LUMPUR - The release of water via the spillway at the Sultan Abu Bakar Dam in Cameron Highlands early Wednesday morning followed fixed procedures, said Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

TNB in a statement said controlled release of water was done to prevent flooding of the entire Bertam Valley.

Heavy rain overnight and flash flooding around Ringlet caused an oveflow of water into the dam resulting in the water level exceeding the permitted maximum threshold, the statement said.

It added that TNB took all needed steps including liaising with the security authorities, local authority and the head of Bertam Valley's village security and development committee before the controlled release of water was undertaken.

 

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