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Flood warning likely in Krishna Coast

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Aug 9 (UNI) Even as river Godavari and its tributaries Penuganga and Pranahita receded today, villages alongside river Krishna are likely to face a threat again as four lakh cusecs of water is being discharged from the Nagarjuna Sagar project in Nalgonda district to the Prakasam Barrage in Krishna district.

An Irrigation official told UNI at Vijayawada that first warning would be issued when the discharge of rain water into the Bay of Bengal from the barrage crosses 3.97 lakh cusecs. The water, released from Nagarjuna Sagar, would reach the Prakasam Barrage by tomorrow evening.

The authorities had discharged 2.46 lakh cusecs of Krishna water from Prakasam into the sea and 17,490 cusecs to irrigation canals after the barrage received the same quantum of inflows from Nagarjuna Sagar, a report from Vijayawada said.

The death toll in the current floods rose to 110 with the fishing out of four bodies from the river Penuganga in Adilabad district.

Though Godavari has been receding, it was still flowing above the danger-level at Dowleswaram, in East Godavari district. At the temple town Bhadrachalam in Khammam district, the river, which was flowing 3.1 feet above the danger level of 53 feet, had receded to 52.7 ft.

Though the Godavari receded to 1831 ft from around 21 ft, it was still flowing above the danger level of 1775 ft at Dowleswaram, before water was released into the sea.


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