HYDERABAD: Almatti reservoir in Karnataka received over 50 tmc of water in the last 14 days and it started receiving one lakh cusecs on Saturday. Though, Almatti is getting good inflows, not a single drop is being released to the downstream. As against the full reservoir level of 129.721 tmc of water, the current storage in Almatti reservoir on Saturday was 83.78 tmc. With heavy rains falling above Almatti reservoir, the inflows increased to one lakh on Saturday.
Once, the Almatti is filled completely, then only Telangana will receive water. But, the water level in Almatti project is better this year when compared to previous years’ water levels. The storage of water in Almatti on June 14 this year was 22.19 tmc.
On July 1, the storage was 33.7 tmc. Following heavy rains in the beginning of the month, the storage now reached to close to 84 tmc. However, Telangana projects like Nagarjuna Sagar and Srisailam dam have not received a single drop of water so far this year. The only project which received water in Krishna basin is Jurala.