Nation Current Affairs 19 Jul 2017 Nagavali, Vamsadhara ...

Nagavali, Vamsadhara inflows recede; flash floods threat looms

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 19, 2017, 6:39 am IST
Updated Jul 19, 2017, 6:39 am IST
The inflow had reached around 1 lakh cusecs on last Sunday and Monday.
Marooned: Fields submerged due to incessant rains at Vajrapakotturu in Srikakulam district on Tuesday.
 Marooned: Fields submerged due to incessant rains at Vajrapakotturu in Srikakulam district on Tuesday.

Visakhapatnam: As many as 118 villages of 10 mandals located on the river bank in Srikakulam are prone to the Nagavali flash flood, according to information released by AP State Development Planning Society on its website.

Even as the inflow of water in both Nagavali and Vamsadhara rivers were gradually receding, the release of water from the barrages could inundate the villages along the river banks. The upper reaches of the river in the neighbouring Odisha are also experiencing rains, though situation has improved there. 

 

The villages of the mandals—Amada-lavalasa, Burja, Etcherla, Palakonda, Ponduru, Regidiama-dalavala, Santhakaviti, Srikakulam, Vangara, Veeraghattam could face inundation if the rain continued as per the forecast of IMD.

As per the report received at 8 pm on Tuesday from the Thotapalli and Gotta Barrages in-charges, at Thotapalli Barrage in River Nagavali, the inflow was 8,500 cusecs while outflow was 10,066 cusecs.

The Totapalli SE Tirumula Rao said the first danger alert is given when outflow is 30,000 cusecs. The inflow had reached around 1 lakh cusecs on last Sunday and Monday. 

 

At Gotta Barrage over River Vamsadhara, the inflow was 35,018 cusecs  and outflow is 33,511 cusecs. Alert is sounded when the outflow is 1.06 lakh cusecs. The inflow at 10 am was 43,000 cusecs and was gradually receding.  Source said the rainfall registered in Vamsadhara catchment area in Odisha was 256.6 mm.

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