Nation Current Affairs 27 Oct 2019 All 42 gates of Srir ...

All 42 gates of Sriramsagar lifted

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | NARENDER PULLOOR
Published Oct 27, 2019, 1:20 am IST
Updated Oct 27, 2019, 1:20 am IST
The Gaikwadi and Vishnupuri dams are at full reservoir level and released floodwater into downstream.
After three years, all the 42 crest gates of Sriramasagar project were lifted at Pochampad in Nizamabad on Saturday. Around two lakh cusecs of water is being released into the Godavari. Elsewhere, the water level at the Srisailam dam on the Krishna continues to rise. Flood monitoring officials predict that though no rains have been reported in the upper reaches, the flood flow from the Priyadarshini Jurala project continues to be steady.
 After three years, all the 42 crest gates of Sriramasagar project were lifted at Pochampad in Nizamabad on Saturday. Around two lakh cusecs of water is being released into the Godavari. Elsewhere, the water level at the Srisailam dam on the Krishna continues to rise. Flood monitoring officials predict that though no rains have been reported in the upper reaches, the flood flow from the Priyadarshini Jurala project continues to be steady.

Sriramsagar Project: After a gap of three years, officials lifted all 42 crest gates of the Sriramsagar project (SRSP) at Pochampad in Nizamabad district on Saturday. Around two lakh cusecs of water is being released into the Godavari. Purna and Aasna, tributaries of the Godavari, are in spate in neighbouring Maharash-tra, resulting in a heavy flow in the river.

According to sources, Maharashtra and Telan-gana state level irrigation officials situated in Mum-bai and Hyderabad are monitoring the flood situation in the Godavari at the Telangana-Maharash-tra border. The Gaikwadi and Vishnupuri dams are at full reservoir level and released floodwater into downstream. Outflow from SRSP has turned mandatory to balance the flood situation in Maha-rashtra.

 

For the last six days, SRSP officials released around 15.329 tmc flood water into the Godavari by lifting the gates. 2.531 tmc for Kakatiya canal, 0.071 tmc for Saraswathi canal and 1.134 tmc through escape gates was released so far. In view of around 1.50 lakh cusecs of inflow, officials gradually lifted all 42 gates, releasing 2 lakh cusecs. On the other hand, 5,500 cusecs for the Kakatiya canal, 800 cusecs for the Saraswati canal, through escape gates, 2,500 cusecs water inflow continued. Total outflow stands at 1,58,800 cusecs on Saturday evening.

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