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Hyderabad: Two more gates of Himayat Sagar closed

Published: 26th Jul 2021 5:19 pm

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) on Monday closed two more gates of the Himayat Sagar. Presently, only one out of 17 gates of the reservoir is open.

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Five gates were lifted after the water levels began rising on July 20 to drain the flood water into Musi. The HMWSSB said in a press release said that as the inflow of water from upstream into the water body areas had dipped, two more gates of the reservoir were closed. The Board had on Sunday closed two gates, now leaving only one gate open.

On Monday, the water level at Himayat Sagar was recorded at 1,761.75 feet against the FTL of 1,763.50 feet. The reservoir capacity is 2.97 TMC and the water level is 2.56 TMC. The inflow stood at 400 cusecs while the outflow was maintained at 343 cusecs.

Meanwhile, at Osman Sagar, the water levels were recorded as 1,786 feet against the FTL of 1,790.00 feet. The reservoir capacity is 3.90 TMC and the water level is 3.008 TMC. All the gates of the Osman Sagar, which had seen its gates being opened after a decade on July 22, have been closed.


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