Discharge increased Krishna, Tungabhadra reservoirs

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

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

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

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

Officials sources said thousands of acres of standing crop had been either destroyed or inundated in the Raichur district which was battered by continuos rains during the last one week. The district comes in the river belt of Tungabhadra which was in spate. More than two lakh cusecs of water from Tungabhadra dam.

UNI

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