The storage at the Somasila reservoir has increased to 40 tmcft now because of the continuous inflows from the upper catchment areas of the Penna river and its tributaries.

Irrigation officials said that nearly 20,000 cusecs of inflows were being received at Somasila as of now and 4,000 cusecs water was being released for the Kandaleru reservoir. About 400 cusecs of water was being released to Nellore city.

— Staff Reporter