Hyderabad: Following heavy rains in the last couple of days, the water levels in twin reservoirs of the city have reached the Full Tank Level (FTL) on Tuesday.
To release the water from the reservoirs into river Musi, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) opened 10 gates of Himayath Sagar upto two feet and six gates of Osman Sagar up to three feet.
Following the IMD-Hyderabad alert for Telangana, two of the 17 gates of Himayat Sagar and four of the 15 gates of Osman Sagar, were already kept open.
The HMWS&SB in a press release said the water level at Himayat Sagar was recorded at 1,763.50 ft against the FTL of 1,763.50 ft. The water level touched the reservoir capacity i.e. 2.97 TMC and officials were taking measures to release the inflows from upstream areas. While the water body was receiving 5,000 cusecs of inflow, the outflow stood at 7,700 cusecs.
Meanwhile, Osman Sagar was receiving 2,000 cusecs of inflow and the recorded outflow was 2,100 after the gates were opened. The water level in this reservoir also touched FTL of 1,790 feet. The reservoir capacity is 3.90 TMC and the water level reached maximum capacity.
Officials of line departments went around residential clusters located in downstream areas of Himayat Sagar, Osman Sagar and the Musi catchment area and alerted people. Precautionary measures were also taken by GHMC, police and the revenue department.
Officials of three district collectorates- Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and Medchal-Malkajgiri – were asked for appropriate measures especially in downstream areas. Meanwhile, all the lakes in the GHMC and HMDA areas were inspected by Irrigation & CAD department engineers.
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