Nizamabad: The Sriram Sagar project (SRSP), which is a lifeline for north Telangana districts, has started receiving fresh inflows with water being released from the Babli project in neighbouring Maharashtra following good rains in the catchment area.
Around 4,400 cusecs of water reached SRSP on Saturday evening, which continued on Sunday. With this, the storage level reached 1047.80 feet (5.05 tmc ft) as against its full reservoir level of 1091 ft (90 tmc ft). Last year on the same day the water level in SRSP was 1057.80 ft, with 11.50 tmc ft water storage.
Speaking to DC, SRSP Godavari valley circle (GVC)-1 superintending engineer Mr T. Satyanarayana said that slight water flows in Godavari River had brought the first inflows into SRSP. “We are hoping for further inflows if the Gaddenna-vagu project at Bhainsa fills up soon,” he said, adding that outflow from the project would start if the level of the Gaddennavagu project rose by another metre.
Meanwhile the Kanda-kurthi village in Renjal mandal, the confluence of Manjeera and Pasupuvagu, witnessed water flows after a year. The river Godavari at the temple town of Basar is also looking majestic. Devotees are once again taking holy dips and boating tours have started. Fishermen too are happy with the inflows in the river as they had faced difficulties in the last two years as the river had dried up.