The Nagarjuna Sagar Project witnessed increased inflows after 10 gates of the Srisailam Project were lifted on Wednesday
Hyderabad: The irrigation department officials on Thursday opened 10 gates of Srisailam Dam and released 4,30,337 cusecs of water downstream.
With the water level reaching 884.25 ft against its Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of 885 ft, the officials lifted 10 gates. The dam is receiving huge inflows from upstream. The current storage in the dam is 211.48 TMC against the gross capacity of 215.81 TMC at FRL.
Water was also being released through the power stations. Scores of tourists thronged the dam to catch a glimpse of water cascading down the dam.
Meanwhile, officials of the Priyadharshini Jurala Project, located upstream of Srisailam, lifted 47 gates on Thursday to release 4,71,183 cusecs of water downstream. The project is presently getting 4,52,150 cusecs of water from the Narayanpur project in Karnataka.
The Nagarjuna Sagar Project witnessed increased inflows after 10 gates of the Srisailam Project were lifted on Wednesday.
Outflow from the project was 24,844 cusecs including 1,100 cusecs of water release to SLBC canal and 23,744 cusecs from the hydel power plant. The current water storage in the project was 203.01 TMCs against its gross storage capacity of 312.045 TMCs. The water level in the project touched 546.90 feet against the Full Reservoir Level of 580 feet.
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