Reservoirs Filled to Brim; More Rain in Offing

Published: 04th September 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th September 2014 04:45 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: All the major reservoirs in Andhra and Telangana are brimming with water as on Wednesday. The Srisailam reservoir continued to receive an inflow of 2.09 lakh cusecs and with the reservoir already filled to the brim, the excess is being released through open gates. Jurala reservoir too is touching the FRL.

In the Godavari basin, all reservoirs are nearing full capacity. The flood water in river Godavari near Bhadrachalam is on the rise. At 6 a.m. on Wednesday, water level was recorded at 28 ft, which rose to 32.5 ft by 7 p.m. However, there is no cause for immediate concern as the first warning level stands at 43 ft and the second at 48 ft. At the Dhavaleswaram barrage, the water level touched 10.40 ft Wednesday. If the water level continues to rise, the first warning will be issued at 11.5 ft and another at 13 ft. At present, water is being discharged at the rate of 5 lakh cusecs.

The Krishna river too is rising slowly. If the water level is normally maintained at 12 ft at Prakasham barrage, on Wednesday the same was recorded at 10 ft.

The two states of Telangana and Andhra received no rain on Wednesday. The Hyderabad Meteorological Centre has, however, predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers at one or two places over coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Telangana on Thursday. chart.JPG

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