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More water flows out of Godavari in Telangana

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Oct 3, 2016, 1:07 am IST
Updated Oct 3, 2016, 7:21 am IST
This has resulted in major releases into the Bay of Bengal compared to last water year.
Godavari River
 Godavari River

Hyderabad: Unlike, the Krishna river, no variation has been noticed in the inflows of the Godavari river. All the dams on the Manjeera and the Godavari in Telangana state were full.

Due to heavy rains for the last two days in Medak and Nizamabad districts and in Nanded of Maharashtra, Singur, Nizamsagar, Sriramsagar, Kadem and Yellampally reservoirs got fresh heavy inflows which are being let out in the Godavari to reach the Dowleswaram barrage near Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh.

 

This has resulted in major releases into the Bay of Bengal compared to last water year. So far 2,300 tmc of Godavari water has flowed to the sea up to October 1.

The empty Singur dam in Medak received a record 70 tmc ft and retained around 30 tmc ft. After irrigation needs, the water was released into the Manjeera river. The 18 tmc ft Nizamsagar dam in Nizamabad district whose foreshore was dry in the beginning has got 60 tmf ft so far and is still overflowing. Sriramsagar got record inflows of 240 tmc ft against its capacity of 90 tmc ft. Yellampally, the only major dam between Sriramsagar in TS and Dowleswaram in AP got around 180 tmc ft and retained around 20 tmc ft before releasing the rest into the Godavari.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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