Visitors throng Nizamsagar project
KAMAREDDY: Visitors thronged the Nizamsagar project on Sunday to get a panoramic view of water being released from the project gates. In view of continuous inflows from upstream areas, irrigation officials lifted the gates and released the water downstream into the Manjeera River.
People from Hyderabad, Medak, Kamareddy, Banswada, Bodhan and neighbouring Maharashtra and Karnataka visited the dam and took selfies from the top. In view of the rush of visitors, police regulated vehicular traffic at Nizamsagar.
Presently, water level reached 1404.68 feet, against its full reservoir level (FRL) of 1405.00 ft. Storage capacity also hit 17.34 tmc, against the gross storage capacity of 17.80 tmc. Average 14,340 cusecs of inflows continued into the project from upstream areas.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Rajitha, a software engineer from Hyderabad said they felt very happy to visit the dam. "There is no access for nature and panoramic views in Hyderabad and it is the nearest place to visit. Our family members enjoyed a lot visiting the century old Nizamsagar project," she said.
Meanwhile, water level in Sriramsagar project at Pochampad reached 1090.00 ft on Sunday as against FRL of1091.00 ft. Gross storage capacity also touched 84.81 tmc, against 90.3 tmc. Instant inflows reduced to 8100 cusecs from catchment areas. Radial crest gates closed and outflow of 8100 cusecs continued through escape and Laxmi canals.