Almatti Gates Lifted, Narayanpur to Get Water Today

Karnataka officials open 15 gates of Almatti dam after flooding in upstream areas, Telangana farmers hope for copious Krishna river water inflow into Jurala reservoir

Published: 30th July 2014 08:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2014 08:21 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: In a major relief for farmers in Telangana, around one lakh cusecs of water from the Krishna river will reach the Narayanpur project on Wednesday.

With heavy rains lashing upstream areas, Karnataka on Tuesday lifted 15 crest gates of the Almatti project and released 1.1 lakh cusecs of water. According to sources the water is expected to reach Narayanpur by Wednesday morning.

Almatti received an inflow of 1.08 lakh cusecs on Tuesday and the outflow stood at 72,298 cusecs. But with the subsequent floods in the evening, the outflow increased to about 1.1 lakh cusecs.

On the other hand, inflow in the Narayanpur project on Tuesday was 68,252 cusecs while the outflow stood at 36,478 cusecs. The inflow is expected to touch 1 lakh cusecs by Wednesday morning. The water will help farmers and also in egenration of power.

Meanwhile, Telangana has not been getting any water from the Godavari river. As less rain has lashed upstream areas in Maharashtra, the Sriram Sagar Project (SRSP) has not been receiving any water.

The outflow from the Nizam Sagar project stood at 114 cusecs and SRSP was 362 cusecs.

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