Hyderabad: Just two days of moderate rainfall has brought down the monsoon deficit in the state from 33 per cent to 25 per cent, officials said on Sunday. Dummugudem and Pinapaka in Bhadradri Kothagudem district recorded 8 cm of rainfall, the maximum in the state.
The state has received 255.3 mm of rainfall so far this month against the normal 341.6 mm. The Indian Meteorological Department said more rain was in store and the state would come out from the deficit zone by the end of the first week of August, bringing cheer to farmers.
The city also received up to 2.23 cm rainfall at many places like Saroornagar, Asifnagar, Malkajgiri, Nampally, Alwal and Amberpet.
Golconda, Kap-ra, Charminar, Quthbulla-pur and Shaikpet received rainfall of u pto 1.5 cm.
Reports from several centres in the state spoke of good rainfall and lakes and streams filling up. A report from Warangal said the Bogatha waterfall in Vajedu mandal of Mulugu district was been closed for tourists on Sunday due to heavy inflow of water into the Cheekupalle stream. The swimming area is inundated and a part of the safety fence has been damaged by the water.
High-level flood alert has been sounded in Mulugu district. Due to heavy rains since the last three days, several water bodies are overflowing and some roads have been washed away.
Hundreds of visitors began thronging the waterfalls at Kuntala and other areas which have been revived by good rainfall.
Among these are Pochera in Boath, Kanak-ai in Ichoda, Mitte Jalapa-tham or Sapathagundala in Lingapur mandal, the waterfalls at Babhejhari in Kerameri mandal, Parakapi and Gundi waterfalls in Narnoor mandal....