Andhra Pradesh on alert as water rises in Godavari

Water stage anticipated to hit first warning stage by July 25; officers prepared rescue and aid materials

Water stage anticipated to hit first warning stage by July 25; officers prepared rescue and aid materials


With water stage within the Godavari on a gentle rise, because of extra spells of rain within the catchments in Andhra Pradesh, a flood alert has been issued to tribal habitations by the river banks.

Water ranges in Godavari tributaries had additionally elevated, and the discharge from the Polavaram undertaking was about 6.70 lakh cusecs by Sunday night, Water Assets Division officers mentioned.

Central Water Fee officers monitoring the river mentioned that the water stage within the Godavari, which stood at 45 ft on Saturday, had decreased to 38 ft by Sunday morning.

Nonetheless, it once more elevated to 39.9 ft at Bhadrachalam by night. This stage is anticipated to the touch the primary warning stage by Monday, they added.

Officers of the Income, Irrigation, Medical and Well being, Integral Tribal Growth Company (ITDA), Fisheries, AP Transco and different departments had been placed on alert within the wake of the rising water ranges within the State.

Boats and important commodities comparable to ingesting water, medicines, milk, turbines, diesel and greens shall be made obtainable in flood-affected villages, mentioned an official on responsibility.

Momentary aid

In Telangana, nonetheless, there was some aid from heavy rain for the previous two days.

Water circulation to tasks within the Krishna and Godavari basins is fluctuating, with not a lot rain recorded within the upstream areas of the 2 river basins in Maharashtra and Karnataka for the previous two days. Whereas the influx to tasks within the Krishna basin is on the decline, it’s regular within the Godavari basin, with the forecast of some improve to the key tasks.

The best rainfall recorded within the State through the 24-hour interval from 8.30 a.m. on Saturday to eight.30 a.m. on Sunday and from 8.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday has been 56.5 mm. Nonetheless, the affect of heavy rain on Saturday is being felt on a number of tasks within the Godavari basin.

In accordance with the irrigation authorities, water circulation to Singur was about 16,000 cusecs, Nizamsagar 56,500 cusecs, Sriramsagar 82,750 cusecs, Decrease Manair 23,850 cusecs, Kaddam 11,500 cusecs and Mid-Manair 9,000 cusecs, with all tasks discharging water by sustaining flood cushion.