Public Works Department (PWD) officials increased the amount of water discharge from Amaravathi dam on Monday following steady inflow recorded since Sunday evening.

The inflow into the dam was computed at 2,065 cusecs and storage at 3,869 mcft (million cubic feet) at 6.30 p.m. on Monday.

The water level stood at 88.03 feet against the Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of 90 feet at that point of time.

“We are now letting out water at the rate of 2,065 cusecs, on a par with the quantum of inflow, through ‘power canal' (meant for power generation) and nine spillways into Amaravathi River to maintain the maximum water level at 88 feet,” Public Works Department Executive Engineer P. Thiyagarajan told The Hindu.

The outflow rate from the dam on Sunday evening was just 400 cusecs.

Mr. Thiyagarajan said the present rate of discharge would not cause flood along the banks of Amaravathi river.