Flood discharge at barrage crosses 14 lakh cusecs; high alert sounded in Godavari districts, SDRF teams deployed
However, Superintended Engineer P Shiva Prasad told Express that the dam gates and bund were safe.
Officials start shifting people as Godavari river continues to swell
Residents of Hogenakkal who make a living out of tourism are severely affected as Cauvery river is in spate for close to a month.
As many as 280 villages under 42 mandals in the six districts could face the flood’s fury, if the discharge rate crosses 15 lakh cusecs at Dowleswaram barrage.
Officials have set up motors and are pumping excess water into river Godavari at Vista Complex and Kothapet area.
Water in the Periyar river basin was rising at certain areas and falling or holding steady in others in the morning, officials said.
One team each of NDRF and SDRF have been stationed on Alluri Sitarama Raju district for rescue operations.
The Union Environment Ministry had in March released the detailed project reports (DPRs) for the rejuvenation of 13 rivers through forestry intervention.
This government has done neither.
Warning in ASR, Eluru, East & West Godavari districts; first flood warning likely to be issued at Dowleswaram today
Authorities said shutter number three will be raised to 160 cm while two and four will remain at 120 cm and shutter one and five at 40 cm.
Replying to him, Bommai clarified that the additional grants were allotted based on the amount available in the DCs’ PD accounts.
In Talmala, Sahajkana, Mankadsola under Junagarh block and Biripur, Matikhal of Kalampur block, most of the paddy cultivation has been submerged due to flooding of Hati.
Road between Ramgiri and Gupteswar yet to be cleared for traffic as rains continue
With the news of imminent floods, local authorities have already begun flood-mitigation measures on the direction of district administration.
Several districts of Karnataka have suffered floods and crop loss, due to the heavy downpour since the last many days.
Many dams were nearing the full reservoir level due to rains in catchment areas and a red alert has been issued in the Kakki-Anathod dam in Pathanamthitta district and Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad.
Municipal administration minister KN Nehru and Tourism minister M Mathiventhan, along with other officials, visited the flood-affected areas in Namakkal districts.
As many as 70 people lost their lives and 507 livestock died due to the floods across the state while crops on 1,29,087 hectares and horticulture crops on 7,942 hectares were destroyed.