Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: While all multipurpose projects based on the Krishna are full, those in the Godavari and Pennar basins remained almost empty on Wednesday even as the monsoon is drawing to a close.

The storage in the reservoirs of Singur, Nizamsagar and Sriramsagar, all in the Godavari basin, are alarmingly low even today. Sriramsaagr has only 25 tmcft, against its full capacity of 112 tmcft.

Somasila and Kandaleru, both in the Pennar basin, however, are better placed compared to that of the Godavari basin, having a storage of 50 tmcft and 24 tmcft, against their full capacities of 73 tmcft and 68 tmcft.

Meanwhile, a heavy inflow of over 2 lakh cusecs continued to reach Srisailam and Nagarjunsagar, prolonging the boost to hydel power generation.