Rains fill Telangana projects to the brim

Rivulets, canals, check dams and streams in several districts overflowing

By   |  Published: 15th Aug 2020  12:16 amUpdated: 15th Aug 2020  12:36 am
Water level in river Godavari increasing steadily at Bhadrachalam in Kothagudem district in view of incessant rains for the past few days.

Hyderabad: Heavy rains in Telangana State and inflows from projects located in the upper regions have pushed up water levels in almost all projects on Krishna, Godavari and their tributaries.

As a result, rivulets, canals, check dams and streams in several districts are overflowing. Projects such as Taliperu and Kinnerasani on River Godavari in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district are receiving heavy inflows with record level of rains in the catchment areas of Godavari.

At Medigadda (Lakshmi) barrage of the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS), flood water from Pranahita, a tributary of Godavari, is bringing inflows of 3 lakh cusecs and almost the same quantum of water was being discharged downstream by lifting 57 gates of the barrage. At Annaram, the water level is 118.2 metres and 8 pumps are in operation lifting 20,000 cusecs of water. At Sundilla where the water level is 128.2 metres , 8 pumps are under operation lifting 20,000 cusecs of water.

At Sri Ram Sagar Project (SRSP), the water level is 1,074.60 feet, available water is 41.20 tmc out of 90.31 tmc capacity reservoir, inflow is 7,347 cusecs and outflow is 4,462 cusecs. At Sripada Yellampalli, the water level is 476.15 feet, available water 12.93 tmc out of 20.18 tmc capacity reservoir. Inflow is 29, 297 cusecs and outflow is 16,403 cusecs. Mid Manair is receiving 17,279 cusecs and Lower Manair is receiving 2,954 cusecs. Kaddam is receiving 1,614 cusecs and outflow is 937 cusecs.

In Krishna, the flow of flood water from above is continuing with Almatti which was receiving 1,01,932 cusecs on Friday discharging huge quantity of 1,33,432 cusecs downstream. At Narayanpur dam, which is holding 34.47 tmc out of 37.64 tmc capacity reservoir is receiving 1,42,496 cusecs and discharging 1,49,968 cusecs. At Priyadarshini Jurala Project (PJP) in Telangana, the inflow mostly from Narayanpur is 1,58,000 cusecs and cumulative discharges that include releases to hydel power production, lift irrigation schemes and canal network were 1,44,457 cusecs.

At Srisailam which is holding 127.44 tmc water, inflow is 1, 37,202 cusecs and outflow is 53,947cusecs. Nagarjuna Sagar is receiving 40,259 cusecs and releasing 7, 026 cusecs. Sagar reservoir which has 564.40 feet of water, is holding 242.72 tmc of water out of its total capacity of 312.05 tmc. At Pulichintala, the inflow is 2,072 cusecs and outflow is only 100 cusecs.

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