Staff Reporter

No representation from farmers of Central delta areas to extend release water for more days17,624 cusecs of surplus water released into sea on Wednesday

Rajahmundry: Irrigation officials on Thursday closed the water release for Central delta, as there is no representation from farmers to continue water supply for some more time. According to Executive Engineer of Central delta Augustine enough water has been given this time to Central delta farmers as the surplus water is still available at Cotton Barrage in Dhawaleswaram.

However, the Irrigation Department has taken a decision to extend water supply to Eastern Delta for two more days. Earlier, it was decided to close the Eastern Delta canals on 25 of this month, but the Rural Water Supply Department has requested the officials to give two more days time to fill drinking water tanks in Tallrevu constituency. After this requisition, the irrigation officials have decided to close Eastern Delta canals on 27 of this month. Meanwhile, Dhawaleswaram Irrigation Circle has released 17, 624 cusecs of surplus water into sea on Wednesday as the releases to deltas have come down and at the same time inflow is also increased from last three days. On Wednesday evening the water levels at Cotton Barrage were recorded at 14.2 metres and irrigation officials released 1,000 cusecs to Eastern, 700 cusecs to Central and 2000 cusecs to Western Delta areas. As per the estimation , surplus water will increase substantially as they have closed water supply to canals from Thursday.