STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Heavy rains bring more inflows to Krishna

The inflows to Prakasam Barrage have once again surged as discharge from tributaries of Krishna such as Munneru, Paleru, Kattaleru Kesara, Vyra and others started reaching on Saturday.

Published: 27th September 2020 10:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2020 10:57 AM   |  A+A-

Overflowing Kokeru Vagu floods road between Pichikalapalem-Kancherla in Guntur district on Saturday I Express

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA:  The inflows to Prakasam Barrage have once again surged as discharge from tributaries of Krishna such as Munneru, Paleru, Kattaleru Kesara, Vyra and others started reaching on Saturday. As the inflows may further rise up to 3.5 lakh cusecs by Sunday evening, the officials sounded off a caution in the low-lying areas downstream the barrage.

The officials released about 1.45 lakh cusecs surplus by lifting all the 70 crest gates after utilising about 5,000 cusecs via the delta canals. The barrage was getting 1.5 lakh cusecs at 6pm and it is expected to increase to 3 lakh cusecs by Sunday morning and 3.5 lakh cusecs by evening. “The inflows have increased to the barrage due to the rains in Telangana.

To regulate the flood, 5,000 cusecs would be diverted through the canals and the rest would be released downstream through the 70 gates,” District Collector A Md Imtiaz said. He directed the officials concerned to shift the public in low-lying areas to safer locations. The outflow from Pulichintala Project is also likely to join the inflows at barrage, further increasing the flood level.

Meanwhile, the inflows to other major reservoirs in Krishna basin have also marginally increased. At 3 pm, the reservoir recorded an inflow of 2.08 lakh cusecs and an outflow of 2.59 lakh cusecs. The reservoir has 213.92 TMC of water at 884.71 feet as against its full reservoir level (FRL) of 215.81 TMC at 885 feet. Nagarjuna Sagar was getting 93,000 cusecs at 12 noon and the outflow was 1.21 lakh cusecs.

It has 310.55 TMC of water at 589.5 feet as against its FRL capacity of 312.05 TMC at 590 feet. Pulichintala project, at 8 pm, was getting 2.2 lakh cusecs and the outflow was 2.77 lakh cusecs. As most of the reservoirs in Krishna basin are at FRL or near it, the Central Water Commission (CWC) has advised standard operation protocols for the flood management especially as rainfall is likely to continue in the river catchment area.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

edexworks
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp