Andhra Pradesh

Second flood warning issued at Prakasam Barrage, discharge over 6 lakh cusecs

Gushing out: Flood water being discharged downstream of the Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: V. RAJU

The flood level in Krishna River has been rising rapidly over the past night and officials of the Water Resources Department issued a second flood warning at 8.45 a.m. when the outflow from the Prakasam Barrage crossed 5.69 lakh cusecs.

The first flood warning was issued when the flood discharge was 3.96 lakh cusecs at around 7 a.m. By 9.30 a.m., the flood discharge had further increased to 6.01 lakh cusecs as the same amount of flood inflow was being registered.

The discharge is bound to increase as more outflow at Pulichintala project upstream of the Barrage is reported. The inflows would also increase due to the recent heavy rainfall.

In the past 24 hours, as of Wednesday morning, Krishna district witnessed an average of 45.3 mm rainfall. Vijayawada urban and rural areas received 56.2mm rainfall.

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