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State readies for flood as rains swell Godavari river

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | A. RAVINDRA SESHU
Published Aug 3, 2019, 2:51 am IST
Updated Aug 3, 2019, 2:51 am IST
Water level is expected to touch 43 feet in the early hours of Saturday.
Godavari floodwater inundated Narachirala Pradesam in Parnasala in Dummgudem mandal in Bhadadri district. The Narachirala Pradesam witnessed wearing of Rama and Sita Nara chiralu made while going to the forest as part of aranyavasam.(Photo: DC)
 Godavari floodwater inundated Narachirala Pradesam in Parnasala in Dummgudem mandal in Bhadadri district. The Narachirala Pradesam witnessed wearing of Rama and Sita Nara chiralu made while going to the forest as part of aranyavasam.(Photo: DC)

Bhadrachalam: The water level in the River Godavari at Bhadrachalam is a little short of the first warning of 43 feet. The water level at present is at 41.4 feet and it is expected to be 43 feet in the early hours of Saturday.

The incessant rains in the upper streams of Godavari led to the tributaries of Godavari like Pranahita, Indravathi, Penganga and Taliperu receiving floodwater.

 

As a result, the river is furious at Kaleswaram, Peruru, Pathagudem, Vazed and Dummugudem and is raging at Bhadrachalam as the Sabari, another tributary joining the Godavari in the lower stream coming back till Bhadrachalam.

The rains in Odisha led to Siler and Sabari receiving floodwater. The Sileru joins Sabari at Kunavaram. It is suspected that leakages of water from Godavari bund sluices may inundate the colonies like Ashoknagar and Subhashnagar in Bhadrachalam.

Emergency control room was set up in the sub-collector’s office in Bhadrachalam with phone number o8742-232444. The sectoral officers were asked to go to their respective mandals and monitor the situation.

Two launches were kept ready in Bhadrachalam to send to the required areas in case of floodwater entering habitations.

Taliperu river is receiving heavy inflows of 1.69 lakh cusecs as massive rains has poured down in Chattisgarh.  Irrigation officials opened 23 gates of the project and are releasing 1.75 lakh cusecs of water to the Godavari. The floodwater in Taliperu is expected to increase in the coming hours.

Mandals like Aswaraopet, Mulakalapalli, Annapureddypalli and Chadrugonda received 4 to 6 cm rainfall on Friday.

The medium and minor irrigation projects like Palemvagu, Kinnerasani, Pedvagu and Singabhupalam tank are receiving impressive flows from the upper streams.

The water level of Palair reservoir is at 13.09 feet and Wyra at 11.7 feet. Coal production was hit in all open cast mines in Yellandu, Sattupalli, Manuguru and Kothagudem hitting coal production of 60,000 tons.

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Location: India, Andhra Pradesh




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