Sangareddy: The Nallavagu Project, constructed across Nallavagu stream at Sirgapur in Sangareddy district, has started overflowing overnight due to heavy inflows from upstream.
Since the catchment area of the Nallavagu stream, a tributary of Godavari in Sangareddy district received heavy rainfall, the project ,which has storage capacity of 746MCft, was overflowing from early morning on Sunday.
Speaking to Telangana Today, AEE Suryakanth said the project received considerable inflows in June and July since the catchment area received good rains. The project received 637 MCft cumulative inflows during the current season, he said.
Stating that the project was getting 1,318 cusecs of water presently, Suryakanth said about 820 cusecs was flowing downstream of the project. The rains brought cheer among farmers in Sangareddy and Kamareddy districts since the project ayacut was 6,030 acre. As many as seven tanks will be filled by canals in Narayankhed Assembly constituency with water released through the project.
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