1st danger alert issued at Bhadrachalam

Published: 22nd August 2012 08:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2012 08:53 AM   |  A+A-

The first danger warning was issued by the authorities at Bhadrachalam as the water in river Godavari has reached 43 feet level by Tuesday evening.

According the officials of the Central Water Commission, the present water level at Kaleswaram is 9.7 meters, 9.9 meters at Patagudem, 13 meters at Perurru and the danger levels might be reached any moment as the inflows have been increasing alarmingly.

The Taliperu reservoir and Sabari river are also over flowing due to heavy rain in Chattisgarh.

About 48,000 cusecs of water was released into Godavari by lifting 12 crest gates of Taliperu on Tuesday, which has caused the swelling of Godavari.

The water level in Sabari which was 6 meters on Tuesday morning has rose to 7 meters by afternoon and is on the rise further.

The second danger alert might be issued at Bhadrachalam soon as the river is receiving heavy flood waters from Taliperu project and Sabari river.

The second warning would announced at 48 feet and the third at 53 feet.

There was no road connection to 25 villages and four villages havew been surrounded by water on all sides in Vajedu mandal for the last few days.

Road link to another five villages--Mogallapalli, Gompalli, Kottapalli, Lingapuram and Chintaguppa in Charla mandal was also effected with the overflowing of Eetavagu stream.

The road connection to Sunnambatti village in Dummagudem mandal was also hit by the backwaters of river Godavari.And about 10 houses in low lying area of Kotta colony in Bhadrachalam were submerged in flood waters

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