The level at Sathanur had been increasing with the release of thousands of cusecs from Krishnagiri dam, Pambar dam, and also from the Kallar River.
As many as 7,500 cusecs of surplus water was discharged from Poondi reservoir at 4.30 pm on Monday, down from 10,000 cusecs on Sunday
A gradual increase was recorded every few hours - 1,349 cusecs at 12 pm, 1,719 cusecs at 2 pm, and it reached 2,148 cusecs at 4 pm, said data.
In another instance, when the water level reached 70 feet due to incessant rains, as much as 7,000 cusecs of surplus water was released initially.
Tamil Nadu: Stanley reservoir in Mettur reaches full capacity, flood alert sounded in delta districts
This is for the 43rd time in the last 85 years the dam is reaching its full capacity level.
An alert has been sounded across the banks of the river Kollidam as water has been discharged at the rate of 90,000 cusecs from the Mettur dam.
The water level rose again and crossed the warning mark around midnight. It stood at 204.89 metres on Wednesday, the Delhi government’s flood control room said.
Warning in ASR, Eluru, East & West Godavari districts; first flood warning likely to be issued at Dowleswaram today
With the news of imminent floods, local authorities have already begun flood-mitigation measures on the direction of district administration.
Andhra Pradesh: Rain continues, second flood warning issued at Dowleswaram barrage on Godavari river
In recent years, this is the first time flood discharge at this level has been observed at Dowleswaram Barrage during July.
Residents are putting out videos of waterlogging in several areas, while the meteorological department warns of more severe rainfall for the next three days.