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Godavari Levels Touch 13.5 ft at Bhadrachalam

Published: 20th June 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2015 04:26 AM   |  A+A-

Godavari

BHADRACHALAM:The water level in Godavari at Bhadrachalam reached 13.5 feet on Friday evening, following incessant rains in the catchments.

There was almost no water in the river five days ago but currently the water level is said to be slowly rising as catchment areas in Karimanagar, Warangal, Adilabad and neighbouring Chattisgarh state have received excessive rainfall in the past couple of days. The water level was at 10 feet on Thursday.

According to officials, Godavari normally receives a heavy inflow in July every year. Due to heavy rains at Yellandu and Mamakannu, water levels at Kinnerasani reservoir is at 365 feet. However, the Kinnerasani Dam officials are glad that there is ample water in the reservoir for power generation.

Meanwhile, the increasing water levels, have delayed the works of Pushkaram ghats in Bhadrachalam, Parnasala and Venkatapuram.

Farmers expressed happiness over the incessant rains and are ready to sow the fields. Coal production has also been stalled due to  rain in the open cast mines at Kothagudem, Manugur, Yellandu and Sattupalli.



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