Godavari floods: Dams, water bodies in TS brimming

For some of the districts, a red alert has been issued and IMD flood forecast model stimulation shows that there will be an increase in rainwater discharge into the Godavari for the next 36 hours. It is expected to cross the 50,000 cusecs mark in the Godavari river according to IMD.

By KANIZA GARARI  Published on  13 July 2022 2:18 PM GMT
Godavari floods: Dams, water bodies in TS brimming

Hyderabad: Water levels in the Godavari basin are leading to the full capacity of dams in the region with Lower Manair Dam, Nizam Sagar, Singur, Sri Pada Yellampalli project, Sri Ram Sagar, and Kaddam dams.

The gates of these dams have been opened for the water to flow. The water bodies in surrounding areas are full.

The situation in Kaddam Dam in the Nirmal district is under observation as water is being let out due to the excessive inflows. There is a very heavy flow of water from the dam and the situation will have to be monitored till the rains decrease in the adjoining areas. The complete land mass and fields are filled with water. In 1958, unprecedented floods on 31 August caused the breach of the dam.

These dams in the Godavari basin are filled as the river is full due to the rains in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana.

Due to this reason, the upper and lower Manair Dam is full but officials state that there is no threat to life. Sri Ram Sagar project touched 74.83 trillion cubic meters out of its full capacity of 90.31. There is 86,118 cusecs of water released by opening 9 gates.

In the Komaram Bheem project of the Asifabad district, the barrages under the Kaleshwaram project are also receiving inflows and authorities opened the gates to release the water.

Hyderabad Rains

Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar supplying water to the city of Hyderabad are full. The outflow from Osman Sagar to Musi is 312 cusecs and Himayat Sagar is 170 cusecs as they are filled to the full capacity.

Rain predictions

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted light to moderate rains for Hyderabad.

For some of the districts, a red alert has been issued, and IMD flood forecast model stimulation shows that there will be an increase in rainwater discharge into the Godavari in the next 36 hours. It is expected to cross the 50,000 cusecs mark in the Godavari river according to IMD.

Drinking water supply disrupted in 2,222 villages

Drinking water in 2,222 villages was disrupted due to the flood situation in the state. In the villages in Adilabad, Asifabad, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mancherial, Nalgonda, and Nirmal districts, the people are facing challenges in finding clean drinking water. Government machinery has been put in place to supply drinking water to them.

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