Sud­den in­flow boosts Sri­sailam

Deccan Chronicle - - FRONT PAGE -

Ju­rala and Sri­sailam, the first two dams on the Kr­ishna in the Tel­ugu states, re­ceived a mas­sive but sud­den, in­flow of wa­ter — al­most two lakh cusecs — on Satur­day.

The in­flow was fluc­tu­at­ing, and of­fi­cials were un­sure of how long the dams would re­ceive wa­ter at this vol­ume.

The Cen­tral Wa­ter Com­mis­sion did not is­sue any fore­cast on the sud­den surge of wa­ter, and of­fi­cials at the Ju­rala pro­ject im­me­di­ately opened the flood­gates and re­leased 1.2 lakh cusecs to down­stream Sri­sailam dam in the morn­ing.

Ju­rala, which was full to the brim last week, was re­ceiv­ing 60,000 cusecs each from the Uj­jain dam on the Bheema river and Narayan­pur dam on the Kr­ishna. Of­fi­cials have switched on the power gen­er­a­tors, and are re­leas­ing 48,000 cusecs through the units.

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