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.
Augurs nicely for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Even though Srisailam dam has a complete set up potential of 1670 MW, Nagarjunasagar, an older multipurpose undertaking, has an 816 MW potential.
The filling up of each Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar dams on the Krishna augurs nicely for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as early as August 1. It can help in irrigation and ingesting water provides and permits hydel electrical power generation in each still left and suitable lender powerhouses at Srisailam and electrical power dwelling at Nagarjunasagar.
The Irrigation authorities have alerted villages together the river system with much more floodwater likely to come in from upstream Karnataka dams- Narayanpur and Almatti into Jurala and then into Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar.
With at the very least two much more months of monsoons, each AP and Telangana have good reasons to be delighted.