SRSP gates lifted, flood released into Godavari

HYDERABAD: Around 25,000 cusecs of water were being released into the Godavari from the Sriramsagar project (SRSP) on Friday as inflows continued from Maharashtra. SRSP officials lifted nine gates to release flood water.

Officials said the inflows reached 46,645 cusecs and officials released water of 2,500 cusecs for the escape gates and 3,500 cusecs for the Kakatiya canal. Another 5,000 cusecs were being released into the flood flow canal.

The water level reached 1,087.6 feet as against full reservoir level of 1,091 feet. The reservoir has 75.145 tmc ft (thousand million cubic feet) of water against its gross capacity of 90.3 tmc ft.

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