Water level in Srisailam reservoir rising.

Water level in Srisailam reservoir rising.
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Water level in the Srisailam reservoir is increasing following inflows into the reservoir from  the Jurala project, and it measured at 795 tmc feet at 6 pm on Sunday against its full reservoir level of 885 tmc feet.

Srisailam: Water level in the Srisailam reservoir is increasing following inflows into the reservoir from the Jurala project, and it measured at 795 tmc feet at 6 pm on Sunday against its full reservoir level of 885 tmc feet.

Water discharged from Almatti and Narayanapur in Karnataka is reaching Jurala from which the Srisailam reservoir is getting 16,000 cusecs of water after taking care of power generation at the Jurala project.

In fact, water level in Srisailam measured at 789.30 tmc feet on Saturday.

Following inflows from Jurala it rose to 795 tmc feet. The farmers are in a jubilant mood with water storage in the reservoir increased from 24.0942 tmc feet to 26.6080 tmc feet on account of the inflows.

Officials are also expressing joy at the reservoir receiving inflows from projects in its upper riparain areas.

The farmers have been appealing to the officials for prudence in application of water for hydel-power generation purposes and asking them to act with foresight.

By: S Syamasundar Rao

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