The Godavari floods are receding without a trace. Another threat arose just as the flow was gradually receding. Tungabhadra river which provides drinking and agricultural water to Rayalaseema districts. Due to heavy rains and release of water from the Tungabhadra Reservoir, the flow in the river is increasing. The authorities were alerted as the flow was increasing moment by moment. The people of the river bank have been alerted. In some areas crops were submerged. Tungabhadra Dam is currently receiving a flood of 1.81 lakh cusecs. Tungabhadra is flowing high at Mantralayam. No one is allowed to bathe in the river. Barricades were set up to prevent anyone from going into the water. Flood water has entered the power sub-station of Madhavaram lifting scheme. Officials warn that there is a possibility that the intensity of the flood will increase by Sunday evening. Keeping in view the heavy flood coming to Tungabhadra, water is being released to the KC canal in Kurnool as a precautionary measure. Due to lack of demand from farmers and rains, low level of water is being released.
On the other hand, the flood is increasing in the Jura reservoir. As 7.89 TMC of water has accumulated in the reservoir, the water coming from the top is being released to the bottom. Hydroelectricity, 1.56 lakh cusecs of flood is released downstream through 23 gates. As the flood water rises at the project, the power generation is decreasing. Water is being released from Tungabhadra reservoir through 30 gates. It is likely to reach the RDS dam by Friday. As the flood flow in Tungabhadra river increased, Sunkesula reservoir was evacuated as a precaution. The water in it was left to the bottom. Water was released to the Srisailam Dam through Sunkesula.
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