Steady inflows continue to reservoirs in Krishna Basin
All the reservoirs in Krishna Basin are filled with water and still, the projects are receiving good inflows from the upstream States like Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Vijayawada: All the reservoirs in Krishna Basin are filled with water and still, the projects are receiving good inflows from the upstream States like Karnataka and Maharashtra. Consequently, Prakasam Barrage and Pulichintala reservoirs are receiving huge floodwater from the upstream projects.
Already 24 tmcft water is available in Pulichintala Project as against its full storage capacity 45 tmcft. It has nearly seven lakh cusecs of inflows from Srisailam Project and it is discharging almost five lakh cusecs. Pulichintala is thus receiving record inflows ever since its construction was completed in 2013.
In view of the heavy flood from the upstream projects, the water was released into the sea through Prakasam Barrage by opening the 70 barrage crest gates. It is expected that Pulichintala would receive floodwater during the next couple of days and water would be released into the sea from Prakasam Barrage.
According to officials, 260.84 tmcft water is available in Nagarjunasagar as against its full storage capacity of 312 tmcft. The reservoir has almost eight lakh cusecs of inflows from Srisailam Project and five lakh cusecs are being released to Pulichintala Project.
Similarly, 185 tmcft water is available in Srisailam Project as against its full storage capacity of 215 tmcft. The project has inflows of nearly nine lakh from Jurala. Similarly, the Jurala Project has also inflows of 8.30 lakh cusecs and almost the same quantity is being discharged downstream. The two main upstream projects Narayanapur and Almatti are also getting almost six lakh cusecs of inflows and the reservoirs are almost filled with water.