Sri Ram Sagar Project brims to FRL, gates to be lifted

Sri Ram Sagar Project
Water level at SRSP marking 1090 ft.

Nizamabad: In the view of continuous rains along river Godavari, Sri Ram Sagar Project (SRSP) reached nearly its Full Reservoir Level (FRL) and receiving 38,216 cusecs inflows.

With these inflows, the project with the storage capacity of 90.3 tmc ft, reached nearly 85.091 tmc ft water and another 6 tmc ft short to reach its FRL which is1091 ft. Now the water level at the project is metred at 1090 ft.

According to SRSP officials, the project would reach its FRL by Monday morning and the project gates would be lifted to discharge the waters depending on receiving inflows from upper catchment area from Maharashtra and local catchment area.

Now project is receiving nearly 30,000 cusecs and the irrigation officials releasing 6,000 cusecs to the Kakatiya canal. If the inflows increase, the officials would be readying to lift the SRSP gates and release water into river the Godavari.

Water Released to SRSP canal in Suryapet

Suryapet: Farmers from several villages in the district were a delighted lot on Sunday when irrigation water began flowing into Sriram Saragar Project (SRSP) canal. They performed thanksgiving pujas to the river as it flowed near their villages.

Sri Ram Sagar Project brims to FRL, gates to be lifted
Thungathurthy farmers performing puja to Godavari waters after being released into SRSP canal.

Water was released to SRSP stage-II canal from Bayyanna Vagu reservoir near Kodakandla in Warangal district, by the project authorities on Sunday afternoon. The Godavari water entered to Suryapet district at Velishala within four hours of the release of water from the reservoir.

With this, the farmers under c (DBMs) No 69, 70 and 71 will get irrigation facility in Thungathurthy Assembly constituency. Executive Engineer of SRSP Narayana said 500 cuesecs of water was released to SRSP canal from Bayyannavagu reservoir. It would be gradually increased to 1,600 cusecs to provide irrigation facility to the farmers, he added.

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