The Telangana Government on the 8th of August, released 4,084 cusecs of water into the Nagarjuna Sagar dam.
The decision to do so was taken after due to the heavy rainfall lashed the upstream areas of Krishna river incessantly.
While the current inflow of the dam is 38,140 cusecs, 4,084 cusecs of water is being released to the downstream.
At present, the water level in the project is 557 feet against the total water level which was 590 feet.
Meanwhile, the current water storage is 226.32 tmc out of the gross water capacity of project 312.04 tmc.
Besides releasing water to Nagarjuna dam, the Krishna water was also released into Sagar left canal across Telangana.
Due to the heavy inflows, the irrigation officials released water into the downstream from Almatti dam in Karnataka.
Water from Jurala and Narayanapuram are also being released to the downstream due to the heavy inflows.
With the release of water from Narayanpuram dam, Srisailam would witness a heavy flood water. Water from hydel power plants in Srisailam is also being released into the Nagarjuna Sagar dam.
On the 7th of August, K. Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, directed the irrigation officials to release water from Nagarjuna Sagar to ayacut.
Krishna delta farmers appreciated Mr. Rao’s decision, as it would help to irrigate lakhs of agricultural lands.
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