VIJAYAWADA: Several reservoirs, mainly Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar, are filled to the brim following rainfall in their catchment areas under the influence of southwest monsoon in AP
With regard to several major, medium and other reservoirs, the current water storage has been reported at 850.68 tmcft (86.60%) against gross capacity at FRL of 982.35 tmcft. However, current storage of water at the same time last year reported at 827.80 tmcft (84.27%), showing high quantum of water storage when compared with last year.
Srisailam reservoir received 215.66 tmcft (99.93%) of water against gross capacity at FRL of 215.81 tmcft with an inflow of 86,770 cusecs from upstream projects and outflow of 54,369 cusecs. Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir received 310.25 tmcft (99.42%) of water against gross capacity at FRL of 312.05 tmcft with inflow of 48,725 cusecs and outflow of 48,725 cusecs.
Pulichintala reservoir received 32.71 tmcft (71.47%) of water against gross capacity at FRL of 45.77 tmcft with outflow of 23,480 cusecs. Prakasam barrage has been maintaining one hundred per cent storage of 3.07 tmcft for some time following inflows from upstream projects.
Water resources officials say that they are surplusing 87,440 cusecs of water by releasing them into the sea by lifting 50 gates at two feet and 20 gates at one feet at the Prakasam barrage and also releasing 16,565 cusecs of water into canals for cultivation purposes.
Krishna river conservator A. Raja Swaroop Kumar said that nearly 260.69 tmcft of water was surplused into the sea from Prakasam barrage for three months beginning from July....