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Water recedes at Srisailam reservoir

Published Aug 10, 2018, 12:26 am IST
Updated Aug 10, 2018, 12:26 am IST
Srisailam dam.
 Srisailam dam.

KURNOOL: Srisailam reservoir flood water inflows have slowly receded as the upper reaches recorded less than normal rainfall, said Mr Vijayakumar, an official in the irrigation department.  He said that during the monsoon season, a daily inflow of 50,000 cusecs on an average was expected into Srisailam reservoir where as it now stands at 17 000 cusecs. 

The worst affected were the famers in Kurnool as Sunkesula reservoir which has just 1.25 TMC ft storage capacity was unable to store the water and it had to be let out into the Srisailma reservoir.  “This will not augur well for the farmers in the district,” said Mr. B. D. Reddy, a representative of a farmers' consortium at Nandyal.

Reservoirs like Alamatti, and Jurala were holding water effectively releasing almost no water, it is learnt.  The Srisailam reservoir level stood at 870 ft on Thursday. The full reservoir level is 885 ft. The current storage is 142 TMC. Mr Vijayakumar said that Srisailam waters were being released to Kalwakurthy (1600 cusecs), Pothireddypadu (2025 cusecs) Handrineeva (2500 cusecs) daily.

Location: India, Telangana


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