With large inflows from a number of resources and substantial discharge of around five lakh cusecs from Srisailam upstream, the Nagarjunasagar dam is inching shut to full reservoir level.
Hardly a 7 days back, it was at about 510 toes as versus full reservoir level of 590 toes, which has a storage potential of 312 TMC. As of five pm on Sunday, the dam level has shot up to 583.fifty toes, and the drinking water storage of 293 TMC or 94 for each cent of a full reservoir keeping potential. While Srisailam is obtaining five.3 lakh cusecs and releasing about five.1 lakh cusecs, Nagrajunasagar gets about 4.37 lakh cusecs.
Given the recent flood stream, it is possible to get stuffed up inside of a working day forcing dam authorities to release drinking water lifting up gates and creating electric power from its pump houses.
Augurs perfectly for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
While Srisailam dam has a total installed potential of 1670 MW, Nagarjunasagar, an more mature multipurpose venture, has an 816 MW potential.
The filling up of both of those Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar dams on the Krishna augurs perfectly for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as early as August 1. It allows in irrigation and drinking drinking water materials and permits hydel electric power technology in both of those left and right lender powerhouses at Srisailam and electric power dwelling at Nagarjunasagar.
The Irrigation authorities have alerted villages along the river course with much more floodwater possible to arrive in from upstream Karnataka dams- Narayanpur and Almatti into Jurala and then into Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar.
With at minimum two much more months of monsoons, both of those AP and Telangana have explanations to be joyful.