Water level in Godavari recedes with 8.41 L cusecs discharge at Cotton barrage

Vijayawada: The water level in Godavari river is falling with the discharge of 8.41 lakh cusecs from Sir Arthur Cotton barrage at Dowleswaram at 9 pm on Saturday.

However, the AP State Disaster Management Authority quoting IMD said that as rainfall was forecast in the catchment area of the Godavari River upstream, the water level in the Godavari River is likely to rise from Sunday and may reach up to the first warning level of 11.75 feet at Cotton barrage.

APSDMA director Dr B.R. Ambedkar said that they were keeping a close tab on the water level in Godavari from the state control room and alerting the authorities in the districts vulnerable to the impact of floods to be on alert.

He said that the Central Water Commission also forecast a rise in the water level in Godavari and will continue until Wednesday. He advised the people living along the river course and in low-lying areas to be cautious to avoid any trouble. He said that one NDRF and two SDRF teams were kept on standby to swing Ainto action based on need.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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