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Inflows into Godavari increase amid rains in upper reaches

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Sep 1, 2021, 1:22 am IST
Updated Sep 1, 2021, 8:53 am IST
Reports said the temple, surrounded by waters, remained inaccessible. The water levels at the temple reached 28.350 meters
Irrigation officials at Dowleswaram discharged 95,680 cusecs of water into the sea from the Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage Tuesday morning. (DC Photo)
 Irrigation officials at Dowleswaram discharged 95,680 cusecs of water into the sea from the Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage Tuesday morning. (DC Photo)

Kakinada: Inflows into the Godavari river are increasing due to the rains in the upper reaches. The agency area had moderate rains on Tuesday. The backwater areas at the Cofferdam upto the Polavaram Project are increasing the flows into the Polavaram-affected mandals, while flood waters entered the famous Gandi Pochamma Temple in Devipatnam mandal.

Reports said the temple, surrounded by waters, remained inaccessible. The water levels at the temple reached 28.350 meters. Boat operations have been stopped for the past one month. Irrigation officials at Dowleswaram discharged 95,680 cusecs of water into the sea from the Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage Tuesday morning. The discharge increased to 1.12 lakh cusecs by 6pm.

 

Officials said the discharge might further increase upto 2 lakh cusecs in the next 24 hours as a large quantity of water is discharged from the upper reaches.

In many areas like Devipatnam, Gangavaram, Rampachodavaram, Addateegala, Katrenkona and some areas in Konaseema, the people experienced intermittent rains.

The weather remained cloudy in East and West Godavari districts. East Godavari district registered 1071.4mm rainfall with an average of 16.7mm including 98.8mm at Malkipuram (highest), 87.2mm at Gangavaram , 49.8mm at Addateegala, 57.2mm at Rampachodavaram, 24.2mm at Maredumilli, 29.6mm at Chinturu, 65.2mm at Korukonda, 34.8mm at Sitanagaram, 25mm at Gandepalli, 56.4mm at Sakhinetipallli, 30.8mm at Razole, 28.4mm at P Gannavaram, 27.2mm at Katrenikona and the Prathipadu mandal registering the lowest rainfall of 1.0mm.

 

West Godavari experienced moderate and intermittent rains on Tuesday. West Godavari registered 785.6mm rainfall with an average of 16.4mm and highest rainfall of 122.4mm was registered at Palakole. Narsapuram registered 85.2mm, Achanta 54.2mm, Penumantra 42.4mm, Yalamanchili 36.8mm, Palakoderu 36.2mm, Veeravasaram 32.4mm and Attili 26.4mm.

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