Telangana’s Ghanpur anicut overflows after heavy rains

By Author  |  Published: 28th Aug 2017  8:36 pm
Ghanpur Anicut

Medak/Sangareddy/Siddipet: Following moderate to heavy rains in Sangareddy, Medak and Siddipet districts, several minor irrigation projects have started overflowing. The lone medium irrigation project in Medak, Ghanpur anicut, constructed 100 years ago across Manjira river has been overflowing since Monday morning.

Having 460 MC ft storage capacity, the project was having 30,000 acres of ayacut in Medak district. Nallavagu project, located in Sirgapur mandal in Sangareddy district, which started overflowing on Sunday morning, continued to overflow til Monday evening since it has been receiving incessant inflows from upstream.

Meanwhile, the Singuru project has been receiving over 7,000 cusecs consistently. The water storage in the project had crossed 20 TMC ft for the first time during southwest monsoon. Many minor irrigation projects have also started overflowing. While the Sangareddy district recorded 27 mm average rainfall during the past 24 hours at 8.30 am on Monday, Medak and Siddipet districts have recorded relatively low rainfall.