NIZAMABAD: The Sriramsagar Project (SRSP), the lifeline of northern districts, received sudden inflows on Saturday following incessant rain in the catchment areas.
Water stands at 1,051.60 feet against the full reservoir level of 1,091.00 ft. It now holds 7.079 tmc ft against its full capacity of 90.313 tmc ft. The same day last year, the water stood at 1,062.00 ft and storage was 5.933 tmc ft.
An irrigation official said the inflows surged from 2,617 cusecs to 30,320 cusecs by 11 am on Saturday. It later stabilised at 20,215 cusecs.
Nizamabad district received 990.3 mm rainfall on Saturday, all but wiping out the deficit, Of the 29 mandals, three mandals received excess rainfall and 20 normal rainfall.
Mugpal, Mosra, Rudrur, Kotagiri, Nizamabad Rural and Varni mandals still facing deficit rainfall.
SRSP officials have been releasing water for Mission Bhagiratha sche-me for Korutla, Jagitial, Nirmal, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Kamareddy and Armoor divisions. The total outflow is 232 cusecs. It is believed that inflows may continue for SRSP as rains lashed in undivided Nizamabad and Adilabad districts.