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SRSP And Nizam Sagar Gates Lifted

SRSP Sriram Sagar Gates Open

Heavy rains has led to most irrigation projects in Telangana state brimming with water on Sunday. The Sriram Sagar dam (above) in nizamabad is already full and officials are releasing 4.02 lakh cusecs to the Godavari River.

Projects Poised To Overflow

Flooding continued from upstream areas into Sriramsagar and Nizam Sagar projects in Nizamabad district on Sunday. Irrigation officials lifted the crest gates of the Sriramsagar project and released 4.02 lakh cusecs
of floodwater into River Godavari.

Maharashtra irrigation officials released flood water from Vishnupuri dam in Nanded district and informed their counterparts in Telangana state. SRSP reached a level of 1,090 feet as against its full reservoir level of 1091 ft. To monitor flood situation, project officials maintained inflow and outflow at the same level.

The Nizamsagar project reached a level of 1,398.10 feet as against its Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of 1,405 ft. In view of 1.76 lakh inflows from upstream areas, the state government directed the project officials to release around 50,000 cusecs from Nizamsagar. Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy lifted the crest gates and
released water into the river Manjeera.

Medium and minor irrigation projects in Nizamabad district like Pocharam (1,464 ft), Kowlasnala (1,502.62 Ramadugu (1,278.30 ft). and Bellal tank (1,222.25 ft) reached their FRLs. Collector Yogita Rana visited the Sriramsagar project with SRSP engineers and reviewed the flood situation.

The dams turned into momentary tourist attractions as people thronged the Sriramsagar and Nizamsagar projects over the weekend to have a glimpse of the flood waters. SRSP officials had already lifted the crest gates and gushing water flowed from the river Godavari.