Telangana floods: Kadem Dam filled to brim; thousands evacuated from 12 Nirmal villages

People from Godgudem, Rampur, Munyala, and Godisiryala villages of Dasturabad Mandal are being transported to the support centers in Kasturba Gandhi Zilla Parishad High School, Ashram School, and Rythu Vedika in Mandal center in private school buses.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  13 July 2022 6:14 AM GMT
Telangana floods: Kadem Dam filled to brim;  thousands evacuated from 12 Nirmal villages

Thousands of people from 12 villages have been evacuated in Nirmal district after water inflow into Kadem Dam increased to five lakh cusecs.

People from Godgudem, Rampur, Munyala, and Godisiryala villages of Dasturabad Mandal are being transported to the support centers in Kasturba Gandhi Zilla Parishad High School, Ashram School, and Rythu Vedika in Mandal center in private school buses.

Till July 13, 3 lakh cusecs of water in the catchment areas was released from the dam.

Of the 18 gates, only 17 have been opened. The water level has crossed 700 feet mark.

The dam capacity as of July 13 at 2.30 AM night was:

Level: 700.00/700 Ft

Capacity: 7.603/7.603 TMC

Inflow : 5,09,025 c/s

L.F. Canal: 100 c/s

R.F. Channel: Nil

No of Gates opened: 17 Nos

Surplus Discharge 2,98,947c/s

Total Outflow: 2,99,047c/

Due to the outflow of water into the fields, there is severe damage to crops. The water has also damaged a road. A video has now gone viral on Twitter.

Minister A Indrakaran Reddy, who is from Nirmal, had a meeting with collector Musharraf Faruqui, district superintendent of police Praveen Kumar, and revenue and irrigation officials.

It was decided that people from vulnerable areas will be moved to a higher level for safety reasons. There are talks to evacuate more villages as the rainwater inflow into the dam from reservoirs is increasing.

The rainfall in Nirmal district in the last 24 hours was recorded at 267.3 mm. Irrigation officials told the minister rains have created a 'dangerous situation'.

Where is Kadem Dam?

Kadem Dam has been built on the Kadem river, which is a tributary of Godavari. It falls in Kadem Mandi. The reservoir is being supplemented through Sri Rama Sagar Project by Saraswathi Canal to stabilize the localized catchment area. It has two major canals for water distribution. The left canal length is 76.8 km and the Right Canal length is about 8 km.

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