Godavari crosses second warning level in Telangana's Bhadrachalam

At 1 pm on Monday, the water level in the river at Bhadrachalam was 51.80 ft and there is an inflow of 13,80,000 cusecs.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  11 July 2022 12:05 PM GMT
Godavari crosses second warning level in Telanganas Bhadrachalam

Hyderabad: With incessant rains in upper catchment area and releasing of water from upstream projects, water level in river Godavari at Bhadrachalam has been increasing considerably even as heavy inflows into other irrigation projects in Godavari basin in north Telangana are also rising significantly.

Officials of the lower Godavari division of Central Water Commission (CWC) issued an advisory asking the people to be more cautious as the water levels in the river crossed the second warning level on Monday. On Sunday night, the water in the river near Bhadrachalam reached the first warning level of 43 ft due to releasing of water from Sripada Yellampalli Project and Laxmi barrage.

At 1 pm on Monday, the water level in the river at Bhadrachalam was 51.80 ft and there is an inflow of 13,80,000 cusecs. Officials said the first warning would generally be issued once the water reaches 43 ft while the second warning would be issued after water touches 48ft and the third warning would be issued after water reaches 53 ft.

The major irrigation projects in north Telangana are also receiving heavy inflows. The Sriram Sagar Project (SRSP) received 3.20 lakh cusecs of inflows at 5 pm on Sunday. As the project was receiving more inflows from upstream areas, the officials are discharging 10,100 cusecs of water downstream.

As many as 3.49 lakh cusecs of water was released from Sripada Yellampalli Project in Peddapalli at 5 pm on Sunday as it is receiving 2.72 lakh cusecs of inflows.

Two irrigation projects in erstwhile Adilabad – Kaddem and Swarna were also getting heavy inflows from upstream areas in Maharashtra. The gates of these two projects were also opened to discharge water downstream.

In Perur in Mulugu, river Godavari crossed the danger level of 80 m water level on Monday.

The outflows of the Medigadda barrage crossed 10,00,000 cusecs on Sunday night. In Hyderabad, two gates of Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar were opened on Sunday evening due to heavy rains in the catchment areas of the twin reservoirs.

Cover photo: Naveen Reddy Twitter Page

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