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Water level touches 590 ft at Sagar

Water level touches 590 ft at Sagar
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Following heavy inflow of flood water into the Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir, the water level reached its maximum level of 590 ft on Wednesday. About...

Nalgonda: Following heavy inflow of flood water into the Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir, the water level reached its maximum level of 590 ft on Wednesday. About 1,89,500 cusecs of water from Srisailam dam has also reached the reservoir compelling the Irrigation officials to raise the 18 crest gates releasing two lakh cusecs of water to the downstream.
The officials said that they might have to lift all the 26 crest gates if more and more flood water reached the reservoir further.
For the first time in the last few years, the officials have released water downstream to maintain the maximum level at the reservoir.
At Srisailam, the officials lifted the five gates up to 10 feet releasing 1,40,350 cusecs to Nagarjuna Sagar dam. The hydel projects on the right and left bank canals have been generating power in full capacity releasing 2,00,488 cusecs to Nagarjuna Sagar.
The maximum capacity of Srisailam is 885 ft and the water reached to its brim on Wednesday. Water has been flowing in from Jurala and Tungabhadra projects and water was being released through the Potireddypadu head regulator to the downstream.
The right bank hydel project is generating 96.6 mw power through seven generators and the left bank hydel project is generating 150 mw power through six generators. During the last 24 hours 31.648 million units of power was generated in the two hydel projects.
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