Water level in Nagarjunasagar dam dips to 511 ft dead storage

Water level in Nagarjunasagar dam dips to 511 ft dead storageWater level in Nagarjunasagar dam dips to 511 ft dead storage
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Water level in the Nagarjunasagar dam on Friday fell to 511 feet dead storage level while the capacity of dam is at 590 feet level.

Guntur: Water level in the Nagarjunasagar dam on Friday fell to 511 feet dead storage level while the capacity of dam is at 590 feet level. It is equal to 133.373 tmc feet level. Due to summer and high day temperatures, water is evaporating in the dam.

Recently, the Irrigation Department released water and filled the drinking water tanks and summer storage tanks in NS Canal ayacut area of Guntur and Prakasam districts in April to meet the drinking water requirements in summer. At present, water in the summer storage tanks and drinking water tanks is enough meet demand for drinking water for another 20 to 25 days.

There is need to release water from the Nagarjunasagar dam again to fill the drinking water tanks and summer storage tanks. In order to fill the drinking water tanks and summer storage tanks, the government has to release water from Nagarjunasagar dam dead storage level.

If the same situation continues, there is no chance to get water for kharif in the NS Canal ayacut area of Guntur and Prakasam districts. The farmers in NS Canal ayacut area who pinned hopes on water for kharif worrying that they will get water or not.

Speaking to The Hans India, NS Canal Superintendent Engineer Ch P Ganga Raju said, "In case of need, we have to draw water from Nagarjunasagar dam dead storage level to meet the drinking water requirements. Water level in the dam fell to dead storage level due to lack of rains in the area. We are expecting good rains."

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