Hyderabad: Third major flood wave in the Godavari River is forecasted by National Remote Sensing Center at Hyderabad. The first level warning for the Godavari was issued at 3.15 pm at Bhadrachalam on 12 September. The rainfall in the regions of Chattisgarh, Odisha, North Telangana, and Maharashtra is very high due to which inflows in the river have increased. This is the third time that the Godavari river in the Bhadrachalam region has seen a rise during the rainy season.
Tabulating the data from the Indian Meteorological Department, NRSC-ISRO has created forecast models which show that there will be a major flood wave in the Godavari region.
The prediction models are run with real-time rainfall data. The team at NRSC-ISRO states that the third time flood in the Godavari in the same year is a rare hydrological disaster event. The recent data tabulation by Telangana State Development Planning Society shows that the average cumulative rainfall in this year's southwest monsoon season from 1 June to 11 September has been 1001.3 mm. Telangana received record rains in the southwest monsoon season 2022.
The highest average cumulative rainfall was recorded at 1644.5 mm in Mulugu. Kumaram Bheem and Jayashankar Bhupalapally districts received 151.2 mm and 1478.2 mm of average cumulative rainfall. The continuous rainfall and more inflows into the river mean that there will be more water flowing in leading to the displacement of human settlements and damage to crops.
Control Room set up in Hyderabad
Chief secretary Somesh Kumar has set up a control room to monitor the flood situation. Due to heavy inflows of estimated 9 lakh cusecs, the government is on alert.