The central water commission advised strict vigil as inflows to Somasila Dam in Nellore district in Pennar basin were increasing due to continuous rainfall in Anantapur and Kadapa districts.
In a review meeting with officials concerned here, the minister said the project’s right canal serves an ayacut of 6,24,930 acres in Guntur.
According to the Central Water Commission’s bulletin, the inflow would remain steady and caution has been advised as rainfall warning was in place.
According to the flood forecast, while Narayanpur would receive 8.24 tmcft water, Jurala would receive 6.56 tmcft and Tungabhadra would receive 4.73 tmcft water by Saturday.
A five-year-old boy died after the car in which he was travelling turned turtle near Nagarjuna Sagar Project (NSP) on Tuesday morning.
It may be recalled that the Palair reservoir was constructed in 1929 as a balancing reservoir for the Lal Bahadur Canal, a left bank canal of the Nagarjuna Sagar project.
Forest officers informed the same to the Panchayati Raj and other departments so that they conducted a massive campaign and cautioned the public not to venture into waters.
The archaeological relics, including stupas, statues and scriptures, were excavated and transferred to higher land after the construction of the dam.
Irrigation authorities released around 1,000 cusecs of water from Nagarjuna Sagar left canal at Pottichelma gate on Friday.
As Hyderabadis struggle without regular drinking water supply, the HMWSSB is forced to draw water from the dead storage levels of Nagarjuna Sagar to meet the city’s needs.