With major inflows from multiple resources and large discharge of in excess of five lakh cusecs from Srisailam upstream, the Nagarjunasagar dam is inching shut to comprehensive reservoir degree.
Barely a 7 days in the past, it was at about 510 toes as versus comprehensive reservoir degree of 590 toes, which has a storage potential of 312 TMC. As of five pm on Sunday, the dam degree has shot up to 583.50 toes, and the water storage of 293 TMC or ninety four per cent of a comprehensive reservoir holding potential. Even though Srisailam is receiving five.3 lakh cusecs and releasing about five.1 lakh cusecs, Nagrajunasagar receives about four.37 lakh cusecs.
Presented the current flood move, it is likely to get crammed up within just a day forcing dam authorities to release water lifting up gates and making electrical power from its pump houses.