Kothagudem: The water level in the Godavari rose to 41 feet on Wednesday, two feet less than the first warning of 43 feet. The river is receiving 35,000 cusecs from Donkarai hydel power project on the river Siler via the Sabari.
The Bhadradri-Kothagudem district received massive rainfall on Wednesday, wiping out the deficit except in Chandrugonda and leaving seven of them with a surplus. The rivulets in Gundala, Burgumpahad, Pinapaka, Bhadrachalam, Charla, Dummugudem, Aswapram, Tekulapalli, Paloncha and Kothagudem are flowing full.
Charla registered as 159.6 mm rainfall followed by 128 mm in Dummugudem, 117 mm in Aswapuram, 104 mm in Burgumpahad, 100 mm in Gundala and 99 mm in Pinapaka.
Mandals like Palavancha, Bhadrachalam, Mulakalapalli, Tekulapalli, Kothagudem and Yellandu witnessed 75 mm to 87 mm rainfall.
The farmers who were worrying so far with the scanty rainfall, are in cheers now.
The Kinnerasani reservoir is receiving 22,000 cusecs and the officials are releasing 8,000 cusecs into the Godavari. The reservoir has reached its full capacity of 8.4 tmc ft.
The people of lower stream habitations were alerted on the floods. The Isukavagu rivulet at Gondigudem in Aswapuram has filled to the brim. T. Narasimha Rao, a resident of Elukalagudem washed away by the floods while crossing it. Search is on for him.
The rivulet at Gauram in Dummugudem mandal is in spate and road connectivity was cut off to five adivasi habitations. The flood water of Gangolu tank is flowing on the road between Charla and Bhadrachalam. Traffic is interrupted with the water. Taliperu is receiving massive waters again and the officials are releasing 89,000 cusecs to the Godavari river....