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Prakasam Barrage receives floodwater in Vijayawada

Prakasam Barrage receives floodwater in Vijayawada
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Floodwater being released from Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada on Tuesday Photo: Ch Venkata Mastan
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Twenty crest grates of Prakasam Barrage were opened on Tuesday to release the floodwater into the sea.

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Vijayawada: Twenty crest grates of Prakasam Barrage were opened on Tuesday to release the floodwater into the sea. Nearly 20,000 cusecs of floodwater was released from Prakasam Barrage.

According to officials, 50,000 cusecs are coming from the catchment area of Prakasam Barrage. The barrage is receiving floodwater as heavy rain was recorded in the downstream of Pulichintala Project and several parts of Khammam district. Krishna District Collector Md Imtiaz instructed the authorities to alert the people who are living in the low-lying areas.

He also stated that about 20,000 cusecs of water was being released from Prakasam Barrage into the canals for irrigation purpose. However, rainfall in the catchment area of Pulichintala caused floods to Prakasam Barrage, said the Collector on the occasion. The people need not worry and the situation would return to normalcy within 48 hours, the officials said.

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