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Water being released from Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada on Tuesday
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Prakasam Barrage is receiving steady inflows of floodwater and the Water Resources department made the necessary arrangements to release the floodwater into sea from the barrage.

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Vijayawada: Prakasam Barrage is receiving steady inflows of floodwater and the Water Resources department made the necessary arrangements to release the floodwater into sea from the barrage.

According to officials, nearly 4 lakh cusecs was released at Pulichintala Project on Tuesday morning and the water will reach Prakasam Barrage on Wednesday. All the upstream reservoirs like Almatti, Narayanapur, Jurala, Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar on Krishna basin are receiving inflows of 3.5 lakh cusecs regularly.

Srisailam Project Superintending Engineer said that there was no problem to dispose of the flow of 3.5 lakh cusecs. The dam gates are designed for 13 lakh cusecs and it is safe to pass the flood. Water inflows decreased at Tungabhadra river from 95,000 cusecs to 55,000 cusecs, he said.

Besides, all the 70 crest gates of Prakasam Barrage were lifted and nearly 70,000 cusecs was being released to the sea. The floodwater may reach up to 3.5 lakh cusecs on Wednesday.

All the necessary floodwater release arrangements were taken up, said Krishna District Water Resources Department Superintending Engineer KVLN Chowdary. Speaking to The Hans India, he said that there would be no problem in regulating the floodwater.

Krishna District Joint Collector K Madhavi Latha on Tuesday informed all the mandal level officers to be on the alert as the flood surge is high in River Krishna. She conducted video-conference with the mandal and division level officers to review the flood situation and told them to be watchful.

The Joint Collector instructed the officials to shift the people residing in low-lying areas if necessary. She also instructed the revenue officials and the tahsildars in the flood-prone areas to allow the Ganesh idol immersion in the day time. She asked them not to allow tractors and other vehicles into the sand reaches for loading due to flood situation.

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