Godavari continues to rise, with water level touching 30 feet at Bhadrachalam

Water level in the Godavari, and its major tributary – Taliperu -- besides numerous streams across the district, continued to rise even as heavy rain pounded the district for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.

With monsoon turning vigorous causing heavy rain in the upstream areas of the Godavari, the water level in the Godavari has witnessed a sudden surge and touched 30 feet, 13 feet less than the first flood warning mark, at Bhadrachalam on Wednesday evening. According to irrigation department sources, the Godavari is constantly rising at Perur in Wajedu mandal owing to steady inflows from its catchment areas spread in Karimnagar and Adilabad districts.

It is likely to increase further and hover between 30 and 35 feet near the temple town in the next 12 hours.

Taliperu reservoir at Peddamidisileru village in Charla mandal inched closer to its full reservoir level of 74 metres.

Water level in the reservoir stood around at 72.60 metres on Wednesday evening. Four crests gates of the project were lifted to discharge 5,000 cusecs of water. Peddavagu project in Aswaraopet mandal also received substantial inflows resulting in rise in water level in the project to six metres.

Overflowing streams, mainly those originating from the dense forest areas of neighbouring Chhattisgarh, snapped the road link to several remote tribal habitations in Charla, Wajedu and Chintur mandals.

Overflowing streams, mainly those originating from the dense forest areas of the neighbouring Chhattisgarh, snapped the road link to several remote tribal habitations in Charla, Wajedu and Chintur mandals