Streams overflow, obstruct traffic

Facing nature: Heavy rain lashed Khammam district since Friday.

Facing nature: Heavy rain lashed Khammam district since Friday.   | Photo Credit: ; - G_N_RAO

Heavy rains lash Agency areas, reservoirs brimming

Moderate to heavy rains continued to lash many parts of the district for the second consecutive day on Saturday, causing forest streams to overflow obstructing vehicular movement in several remote corners of Charla and other Agency mandals.

Vehicular traffic on the Charla-Lingapuram road was disrupted for nearly three hours as the swollen Eethavagu stream flooded the low-level causeway near Charla late in the afternoon.

Incessant rains in the catchment areas of Taliperu river, a tributary of the Godavari, spanning the dense forest areas in the neighbouring Chhattisgarh has led to massive inflows into the Taliperu reservoir in Charla mandal of Bhadrachalam Agency on Saturday evening.

Gates lifted

As many as 18 crest gates of the Taliperu dam were lifted letting over 45,000 cusecs of surplus water into the Godavari.

The Pedavagu project in Aswaraopet mandal received heavy inflows due to unrelenting rains in the upstream areas of the project.

Two crest gates of the dam were opened on Saturday morning to discharge the excess water downstream.

Coal production

Heavy rains in the coal belt areas of both Bhadradri-Kothagudem and Khammam districts over the past two days has hampered coal production.

In Khammam district, the JVR Opencast Project reportedly suffered a production loss of over 3,000 tonnes of coal due to heavy rains in the past 24 hours, sources added.

Incessant rains have pushed up water levels in the major reservoirs including the Wyra reservoir in the district.

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