Nizamabad: Slight inflow has begun in the Sriramsagar project, which is the lifeline for north Telangana districts. With good rains in catchment areas of Nizamabad and Nirmal districts, around 0.067 tmc of water reached the reservoir in the last couple of days. Around 115 cusecs water reached SRSP on Thursday. However, there is no inflow from upstream areas in Maharashtra state into the Godavari river.
Presently, Sriramsagar project has 1048.40 feet water as against its full reservoir level of 1091 ft. Merely 5.357 tmc water storage is available in the reservoir. Same day last year, SRSP had 1061.90 ft water level and 15.802 tmc water storage. Evaporation losses were 84 cusecs.
On the other hand, water outflow from SRSP is 226 cusecs including 50 cusecs for Karimnagar, Jagitial districts, Nirmal, Adilabad districts (34 cusecs) and 58 cusecs for Nizamabad, Kamareddy and Armoor areas respectively. There was no inflow into SRSP from June 1 onwards in the current rainy season.
Slight inflows began from Tuesday onwards into SRSP. Meanwhile, Nizamabad district has received an average 295.1 mm rainfall so far. The district is facing 26 per cent deficit rainfall as against its proportionate normal rainfall. Of the 29 mandals, Mosra mandal received scanty rainfall, 16 mandals received normal rainfall and 12 mandals have been facing deficit rainfall respectively.
On the other hand, Nizamsagar project is still facing water shortage. The project has not received any inflows from river Manjeera....