Spillway discharge of flood begins at SRSP

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Besides Singur and Nizamsagar all main reservoirs in Krishna, Godavari Basins have grow to be surplus this season

The a lot awaited spillway discharge of flood from Sriramsagar challenge this season commenced on Monday afternoon with inflows into the most important reservoir within the Godavari Basin crossing 50,000 cusecs. Final 12 months, the discharge of flood from the crest gates of the challenge started on September 21.

In line with the officers of the water sources division, 4 crest gates of Sriramsagar challenge (SRSP) had been lifted for a peak of two toes every round 3.30 p.m. to discharge about 12,500 cusecs water into the river course and by 6.30 p.m. two extra gates had been lifted for a similar peak to extend the flood launch to 18,750 cusecs. Because the flood cushion of the challenge got here down beneath Three tmcft, as in opposition to its capability of 90.31 tmcft, the dam authorities began releasing water to the flood movement canal 4 days again, on September 10, to take water to Mid-Manair reservoir with the gravity movement. The reservoir holds key within the Kaleshwaram irrigation system too by performing as a balancing reservoir to produce water to all main storage amenities within the uplands of Telangana.

The water launched to the river course from SRSP would movement in direction of Yellampally, Sundilla, Annaram and Medigadda barrages. With SRSP turning into surplus, solely Singur and Nizamsagar initiatives within the Godavari Basin stay empty now with main flood forecast for them but. With the Central Water Fee (CWC) issuing advisory stating that remoted heavy to very heavy rains are forecast within the north inside Karnataka, Marathwada, Vidarbha and central Maharashtra until September 17, the inflows into all main reservoirs each within the Godavari and Krishna Basins are anticipated to proceed additional.

With improve in inflows into Jurala to over 1.12 lakh cusecs, the spillway discharge on the challenge was additionally elevated to over 98,000 cusecs from the 14 crest gates. One other, 33,200 cusecs water was additionally being let into the river course after energy era.

Within the downstream at Srisailam too, the flood discharge from the spillway was elevated to about 2.52 lakh cusecs with the 9 crest gates lifted for 10-foot peak every along with almost 31,000 cusecs water launch to the river course after energy era in the appropriate financial institution hydel staiton of Andhra Pradesh. The challenge was getting inflows of over 2.25 lakh cusecs from Krishna (Jurala), Tungabhadra (Sunkesula) and Handri rivers. “The discharge has been elevated to enhance the flood cushion in Srisailam reservoir as extra flood is forecast,” the dam authorities stated when contacted.

The spillway discharge of flood was additionally elevated additional downstream at Nagarjunasagar and it was about 2.1 lakh cusecs from the 14 crest gates lifted for 10 toes peak every. One other 28,500 cusecs was additionally being let into the river after energy era. Downstream of Nagarjunasagar, launch of flood from Musi challenge too is including to the river movement with the assistance of rains within the native catchment areas.

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