Summer woes: Water at Nagarjuna Sagar in Telangana's Nalgonda reaches dead storage level

The project presently maintains 509 feet of water, the lowest in four years.

Published: 27th March 2017 04:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th March 2017 05:37 AM   |  A+A-

Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir has come down to  dead storage level.

Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir has come down to dead storage level. | Express Photo Service

Express News Service

NALGONDA: The advent of summer has brought some bad news for villagers of Nalgonda district. With lack of rains upstream for the last three years, water at Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir has come down to dead storage level.

The water released from Nagarjuna Sagar is mainly utilised for cultivating lakhs of acres of land and also to provide drinking water to people of the State.

For the last four years, Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir has been maintaining almost a dead storage level of 510 feet in March and April. In 2013, it was 520 feet while in 2016 and this year it has almost come down to 509 feet.

The Full Reservoir Level (FRL) is 590 feet.

Reaching dead storage level can lead to many problems.

The water from Nagarjuna Sagar is also released to Alimineti Madhava Reddy Project (AMRP) to fill up 90 water bodies at various places and also to meet drinking water needs of the people of the twin cities.

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