Discharge increased from Krishna, Tungabhadra reservoirs

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Gulbarga, Sep 20 (UNI) Discharge of water from Alamatti and Narayanpur projects across river Krishna has been increased following heavy inflow due to continuous rainfall in the catchment areas.

At Alamatti in Bagalkot district, 64,445 cusecs of water was being discharged to downstream Narayanpur dam in Gulbarga district.

The inflow was 60,878 cusecs and the water level at the dam stood at 519 m, officials said.

At Narayanpur dam, 1.75 lakh cusecs of water were being drained by lifting 15 crest gates into downstream Jurala project in Andhra Pradesh. The inflow into the dam was 1.41 lakh cusecs and the water level was maintained at 490 m.

Official sources said thousands of acres of standing crop had been either destroyed or inundated in Raichur district, battered by continuous rains during the last one week. The district fell under the river belt of Tungabhadra, which was in spate.

UNI

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