With major inflows from multiple resources and enormous discharge of in excess of five lakh cusecs from Srisailam upstream, the Nagarjunasagar dam is inching shut to whole reservoir amount.
Hardly a 7 days back, it was at about 510 feet as in opposition to whole reservoir amount of 590 feet, which has a storage ability of 312 TMC. As of five pm on Sunday, the dam amount has shot up to 583.50 feet, and the water storage of 293 TMC or 94 per cent of a whole reservoir holding ability. Whilst Srisailam is acquiring five.three lakh cusecs and releasing about five.1 lakh cusecs, Nagrajunasagar gets about 4.37 lakh cusecs.
Provided the recent flood flow, it is most likely to get filled up within just a working day forcing dam authorities to launch water lifting up gates and building ability from its pump homes.
Augurs effectively for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Whilst Srisailam dam has a full put in ability of 1670 MW, Nagarjunasagar, an more mature multipurpose challenge, has an 816 MW ability.
The filling up of both of those Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar dams on the Krishna augurs effectively for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as early as August 1. It aids in irrigation and consuming water provides and permits hydel ability generation in both of those still left and appropriate financial institution powerhouses at Srisailam and ability home at Nagarjunasagar.
The Irrigation authorities have alerted villages along the river study course with additional floodwater most likely to arrive in from upstream Karnataka dams- Narayanpur and Almatti into Jurala and then into Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar.
With at the very least two additional months of monsoons, both of those AP and Telangana have factors to be delighted.