Discharge of floodwater high from Jurala, Srisailam, Sagar


Fall in inflows into upstream dams

The discharge of flood from Jurala, Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar projects downstream has increased on Thursday though inflows into upstream reservoirs across Krishna and its tributaries in Karnataka and Maharashtra have started falling in spite the forecast of more rain in their catchments areas for another two days.

According to flood monitoring officials, the discharge of flood at Jurala was about 5 lakh cusecs at 9 p.m. on Thursday through 47 spillway gates as the inflows were around 4.78 lakh cusecs. The release of flood from Narayanpur was down to nearly 1.79 lakh cusecs at 7 pm from about 3.12 lakh cusecs at noon.

Similarly, over 5.48 lakh cusecs of flood was being discharged through 10 crest gates of Srisailam dam lifted for 24 feet height each at 9 p.m. in addition to another 68,000 cusecs being released into the river course after power generation from the power houses operated by Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The gates were lifted for 18 feet height each till 6 a.m. on Thursday to discharge about 4.37 lakh cusecs -- but they were lifted up further by another 6 feet each to increase the discharge of flood.

Realistation of flood at Srisailam project was about 6.53 lakh cusecs, including 5 lakh cusecs from Jural and another 1.32 lakh cusecs from Sunkesula Barrage. The discharge of flood at Tungabhadra dam upstream of Sunkesula was down to 1.18 lakh cusecs on Thursday evening.

At Nagarjunasagar, nearly 5.34 lakh cusecs of flood was being discharged through 20 spillway gates lifted for a height of 10 feet each at 9 p.m. and another 29,000 cusecs was being let into the river after power generation. The Central Water Commission (CWC) has indicated that the inflows into Srisailam could start receding from Friday.

In the Godavari Basin, 27,500 cusecs of flood was being discharged from 8 crest gates 5 escape gates from Sriramsagar. The surplus dishcarge at Yellampally was about 28,000 cusecs.

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