Heavy rains continue to lash Marathwada region

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Sep 21 (UNI) Heavy rains continued to lash Marathwada region for the third consecutive day today, keeping the administration of the Command Area Development Authority (CADA) on its toes.

The CADA authorities so far discharged about 54,000 cusecs water from Jayakwadi project at Paithan into the Godavari River. The inflow of water from the dams situated in Nashik district and the dam's catchment areas has increased considerably, making the authorities to discharge water.

Heavy rains resulted into several incidents of wall collapse in which one person had died in Osmanabad district, while several others sustained injuries, according to official sources.

The region recorded 779 mm average of rains and so far it has received 80 per cent of average rainfall by today. Parbhani recorded 98 per cent of average ranfall, while Beed and Latur received 95 per cent of average rainfall, Aurangabad 80 per cent, Hingoli 78 per cent, Nanded 70 per cent and Osmanabad 87 per cent.

UNI

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