Groundwater level rises in capital region villages

The observations recorded at Observation Wells by groundwater department
Vijayawada: The groundwater level in and around the state capital city region in Guntur district is increasing gradually.
The observations recorded at Observation Wells by groundwater department in the mandals in capital region show a steep rise in the groundwater level, which is more than two metres in some villages in the month of July 2015.
All the riverside villages in Tadepalli, Tullur and Mangalagiri mandals recorded rise in the levels when compared to the season and annual levels.
At Mangalagiri, groundwater is available at a depth of just 0.49 metres while in Mandadam of Tullur groundwater is available at 0.84 metres depth. Rayapudi of Tullur mandal, which has groundwater at 1.22 metres depth witnessed a rise of 2.3 metres and is the highest in the region.
Similarly, in other villages like Vykuntapuram, Pedaparimi, Pedavadlapudi, Nuttaki, Chirravuru and others, the groundwater is available at an average depth of less than two metres.
There are 11 observation wells in the three mandals and all of them recorded increase in the levels.
In contrast, the groundwater levels in Vijayawada are decreasing gradually. Only Ajithsingh Nagar area in city witnessed rise, while eight other centres registered decrease.
Ajithsingh Nagar witnessed a rise of 2.2 metres in groundwater level and the level in July 2015 is 4.62 metres, which was 6.82 last year.
At Enikepadu, Gudavalli, Gollapudi, Patamata and other areas, there is decrease of up to two metres in groundwater level.
( Source : deccan chronicle )
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