The Penganga river, a major tributary of the Godavari, breached its banks at several places with flood water inundating thousands of hectares of agricultural land in villages of Adilabad. At 14.5 metres, the river was flowing above the danger mark at the inter-state road bridge near the Jainad mandal. The discharge of water was calculated at over 3 lakh cusecs and over 1 tmc per hour.
The river came into spate following huge releases of flood water from several irrigation projects located upstream in Maharashtra. Also, tens of local streams which are flooded owing to excessive rainfall of the last two days and release of flood waters from small irrigation projects, have breached their banks to submerge standing crops in large extents.
Scores of villages in the revenue mandals of Tamsi, Jainad, Bela and Sirpur (T) were cut off as water from Penganga flooded important road links. The river, which joins the Pranahita in the Northeastern border of Adilabad, also caused damage to standing crops in the revenue mandals of Koutala, Bejjur, Bheemini, Vemanpally and Kotapally and cut off several villages.