Karimnagar: Several lakes, tanks, streams, canals and reservoirs are filled to near maximum with huge inflows of flood water even as some are overflowing to danger levels posing a threat to people living downstream.
There have been heavy and continuous rains for the past three days in several places of erstwhile Karimnagar district. It has resulted in felling of trees and power cables getting uprooted to the extent that many have plunged into darkness because of erratic power supply.
The transport system came to a halt at several places with some roads getting washed away and some completely inundated affecting vehicular movement.
In Karimnagar district the highest rainfall was recorded in Gangadhara mandal with around 9 cm of rainfall. Several low-lying areas in Karimnagar rural and Kothapally mandals remain submerged.
Korutla, Metpally, Mallapur and Ibrahimpatnam mandals in Jagtial district received heavy rainfall. The low-level bridge touching Yamapur, Varnakonda and Fakhir Kondapur in Ibrahimpatnam mandal has been totally submerged.
Water is flowing at alarming levels in Govidnapally and Mote villages of the district following overflow of Mote reservoir. As flood water on the road at Anantharam village was flowing at danger levels, vehicular movements between Jagtial and Dharmapuri were affected.
In Rajanna Sircilla district, the road leading to Jagadamba Thanda in Gambhiraopet mandal was washed away while the one leading to Lingannapet village was totally submerged.
Due to overflow of water from Damerakunta cheruvu, the new Collectorate complex building on the Sircilla bypass road was also submerged.
The water storage level in Sri Raja Rajeshwara Reservoir (Mid Manair Dam-MMD) situated in Rajanna Sircilla district is 25.5 tmc ft against its full capacity of 27.5 tmc ft. The inflow of water was over 82,000 cusecs of water. Officials are releasing around 1.03 lakh cusecs of water downstream by lifting 22 gates.
The present water level in Lower Manair Dam (LMD) in Karimnagar district is around 22 tmc ft against its full capacity of 24.034 tmc ft. In view of heavy inflow of water into the LMD from the upstream, BC welfare minister, Gangula Kamalakar lifted the gates and released water into Manair river.
In Peddapalli district, all barrages under KLIS project are filled. Around 1.05 lakh cusecs of inflow of water was recorded at Lakshmi barrage with a discharge of around 1.03 lakh cusecs to the downstream by opening 24 gates. Water storage in Medigadda was recorded at 11.1 tmc ft against its full capacity of 16.17 tmc ft whereas at Saraswathi barrage, the reservoir is filled with inflows of about 1.62 lakh cusecs. Officials are releasing about 1.7 lakh cusecs downstream by lifting 45 gates. The present water storage in Annaram barrage is at 7.48 tmc ft against its full capacity of 10.87 tmc ft.
About 2.55 lakh cusecs of inflow of water was recorded at Parvathi barrage and around 3.05 cusecs of water was released by opening 64 gates. Water storage was recorded at 6.2 tmcs against its full capacity of 8.83 tmc ft.
Due to heavy inflows from upstream around 62,000 cusecs into Sripada Yellampalli barrage, the water storage was recorded at 19.6 tmc ft against its full capacity of 20.175 tmc ft. Officials are releasing around 54,000 cusecs by opening 35 gates.
Meanwhile the district administration of Jagtial, Rajanna Sircilla and Peddapalli issued high alert and urged departments to be available round-the-clock for providing emergency services and to prevent untoward incidents.
They warned fishermen and shepherds not to venture out as also those living in villages which are present in catchment and low-lying areas....