Nagarjuna Sagar gates to be lifted after 4 years

Nagarjuna Sagar gates to be lifted after 4 years
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Due to the heavy inflows resulting in the water level to touch the Full Reservoir Level FRL, the crest gates of Nagarjuna Sagar are likely to be lifted today after four years It was in 2014, the crest gates of the dam were lifted due to high inflows

Due to the heavy inflows resulting in the water level to touch the Full Reservoir Level (FRL), the crest gates of Nagarjuna Sagar are likely to be lifted today after four years. It was in 2014, the crest gates of the dam were lifted due to high inflows.

The increase of flood water in the Srisailam project resulted in the good inflows into Nagarjuna dam. About 1,08,587 cusecs water being received into the dam from Srisailam. The water level on Friday has risen to 583 ft against the 590 FRL and the storage capacity to 294 TMCs against 312 TMCs.

S. Sunil, the chief engineer of Nagarjuna Sagar said that they are expecting to lift the crest gates if the water level reaches to full reservoir level. "The gates will be opened once the water level dam attains 585 ft and around 8 pm on Friday, the water level was just two feet short to it," the engineer said speculating that the water level might touch 585 ft today.

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