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GMC worried over falling water levels in Krishna barrage

GMC worried over falling water levels in Krishna barrageGMC worried over falling water levels in Krishna barrage
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The falling water levels at Krishna barrage worrying the Guntur Municipal Corporation officials.

Guntur: The falling water levels at Krishna barrage worrying the Guntur Municipal Corporation officials. Water level at the Krishna barrage is gradually falling for the last few days. At least 7 feet water level should be maintained at intake well at Undavalli currently the water level is 3.5 feet.

The engineering officials removed silt and drawing water. If water level falls further, it is difficult for the GMC to draw water and supply drinking water to the people.

Taking falling water levels in the river into consideration, the GMC officials are seeking release of water from the Pulichintala Project reservoir to meet drinking water needs of people and the administration also wrote a letter to the Krishna Delta System Chief Engineer R Satish Kumar in this regard.

According to official sources, at present.0.45 tmc feet level water is available in the Pulichintala Project reservoir. If this water is released, the GMC could able to meet the drinking water needs of people for the next two months. Krishna Delta System engineering officials are expecting that they will get 1.12 tmc feet level water from Nagarjunasagar tail-pond within few days.

If the water is released from Nagarjunasagar tail pond, they will release enough water. In case of emergency, they will release available water in the Pulichintala Project to meet the drinking water needs of the people.

GMC Deputy Engineer Dasari Srinivasa Rao said, "We have written a letter to the KDS engineering officials to release water from the Pulichintala Project to maintain seven feet level water. They have to take a decision."

Krishna Delta System Chief Engineer R Satish Kumar said "We are waiting for the release of water from Nagarjunasagar tail pond. If we get water, we will release sufficient water. If we did not get water, we will release available water to meet the drinking water needs."

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