KRMB to maintain Nagarjunasagar Project level at 515 ft till March end

The KRMB made it clear that the water should be drawn below the Minimum Draw Down Level from the Srisailam reservoir by the end of March to maintain the desired water levels at Nagarjunasagar.

By Author  |  Published: 6th Mar 2018  9:05 pmUpdated: 6th Mar 2018  9:06 pm

Hyderabad: The Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) decided to maintain the reservoir level of 520 ft up to March 20 and 515 ft till March 31 at Nagarjunasagar Project.

In the Water Release Order issued on Tuesday, the KRMB made it clear that the water should be drawn below the Minimum Draw Down Level from the Srisailam reservoir by the end of March to maintain the desired water levels at Nagarjunasagar.

The board clarified that Andhra Pradesh was eligible to draw only 9.303 tmc while Telangana can draw 24.467 tmc. Water shall be released from Srisailam reservoir to Nagarjunasagar through the right powerhouse to meet the demands of both the States.

Water available for utilisation in both the reservoirs (above the MDDL of 510 ft in NSP and 834 ft in Srisailam) as on February 28 was only 33.77 tmc. It was allotted to the two States based on the water sharing ratio of 66:34 (agreed upon for the year 2017-2018) for AP and Telangana, respectively, after taking the utilisation they had already made so far into consideration.