Siddipet: Heavy rains lead to overflow of 40 check dams

Executive Engineer, Ravindar Reddy said that they have constructed 27 check dams across Siddipet stream and 13 check dams on Peddavagu which have been overflowing.

By Author   |   Published: 13th Oct 2017   6:41 pm Updated: 13th Oct 2017   6:42 pm
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Water over flowing from one of the check dams in Siddpet district. Photo: T Karnakar Reddy

Siddipet: Following heavy rains in Siddipet district during the past one-week, as many as 40 check dams constructed across two major streams have been overflowing since three days.

Speaking to Telangana Today, Executive Engineer, Ravindar Reddy said that they have constructed 27 check dams across Siddipet stream and 13 check dams on Peddavagu which have been overflowing.

He further said that the storage in the check dams will not only recharge the ground water table but also benefit thousands of acres of land across Siddipet district.

While Peddavagu flows through, Cheriyal, Maddur, Nanganur and Koheda mandalas, Siddipet vagu covers entire Siddipet Assembly Constituency. The EE said that the State government aimed to construct more check dams and KT Weirs across the streams to store more water in small water bodies besides constructing major irrigation projects like Kaleshwaram.

He has further said that the construction of another check dam on Siddipet is under progress.

Since all the check dams had received water to brim, Reddy has said that there will be no water problem in district until next South-west monsoon.

As of Friday, the district has received 784 mm rainfall against the normal rainfall of 654 mm recording 20 per cent excess. Farmers were elated with the rains since they could go for cultivation of second crop (Yasangi) without any hesitation.

During his public address on the eve of first district formation day in Siddipet, Chief Minister, K Chandrashekar Rao has expressed his happiness after knowing the news on overflowing of check dams.