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Rivers brimming with water

Written by: Staff
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Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, July 3 (UNI) Heavy rains lashing the north coastal districts of Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and Vishakapatnam, under the influence of the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal, have led to good inflows in rivers.

According to official sources here, all the five rivers in the this district - Vamsadhara, Nagavali, Bahuda, Mahendranarana and Swanamukhi- received good inflows due to the heavy rainfall in the catchment areas bordering Orissa..

District officials said about 60,000 cusecs of water was being released from River Vamsadhara River at Gottra Barrage in Hirmandalam Mandal.

In Vizianagaram District, River Nagavali touched the danger level near Thotapalli.

Officials have been instructed to shift villagers to safer places as a precautionary measure as paddy fields were innundated and water entered some areas on the river bank.

However, there were no reports of any casualties.

The Srikakulam District Collector K Vishnu visited the low-lying areas of the Gottam Barrage and distributed food packets to the affected people He told reporters that inflows into Vamsadhara and Nagavalli were 1.33 lakh cusecs currently and the officials had been asked to take all measures to meet the situation.

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