With hefty inflows from numerous sources and substantial discharge of over 5 lakh cusecs from Srisailam upstream, the Nagarjunasagar dam is inching close to comprehensive reservoir level.
Hardly a week back, it was at about 510 toes as from comprehensive reservoir level of 590 toes, which has a storage potential of 312 TMC. As of 5 pm on Sunday, the dam level has shot up to 583.fifty toes, and the h2o storage of 293 TMC or 94 per cent of a comprehensive reservoir holding potential. Whilst Srisailam is getting 5.3 lakh cusecs and releasing about 5.1 lakh cusecs, Nagrajunasagar gets about 4.37 lakh cusecs.
Supplied the present flood movement, it is probably to get stuffed up within a day forcing dam authorities to launch h2o lifting up gates and creating ability from its pump residences.
Augurs well for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Whilst Srisailam dam has a whole put in potential of 1670 MW, Nagarjunasagar, an older multipurpose project, has an 816 MW potential.
The filling up of equally Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar dams on the Krishna augurs well for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as early as August 1. It will help in irrigation and drinking h2o provides and permits hydel ability technology in equally left and proper financial institution powerhouses at Srisailam and ability home at Nagarjunasagar.
The Irrigation authorities have alerted villages together the river program with more floodwater probably to arrive in from upstream Karnataka dams- Narayanpur and Almatti into Jurala and then into Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar.
With at the very least two more months of monsoons, equally AP and Telangana have factors to be happy.