couple of days, particularly in the upper catchment regions,
inflows into the major reservoirs on rivers Godavari and
Krishna fell significantly in Andhra Pradesh on Monday.
A drastic reduction of over five lakh cusecs in the flood
flow eased the situation in the marooned villages along its
course in East and West Godavari districts and normalcy is
expected by Tuesday, according to sources in the State
Disaster Management Authority here.
The Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowaleswaram near
Rajamahendravaram received an inflow of 13.92 lakh cusecs on
Monday evening and that much was discharged into the Bay of
The second warning signal at the Barrage has also been
In river Krishna, the flood flow dwindled to just about
2.65 lakh cusecs at Srisailam and only 1.91 lakh cusecs was
let out downstream.
As against its full reservoir level of 215.81 tmc ft,
Srisailam was now holding 209.88 tmc ft, with a flood cushion
of 5.93 tmc ft, according to the Water Resources Department
Downstream, the Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir held 305.68 tmc
ft of water with an inflow of 1.45 lakh cusecs and discharge
of 1.28 lakh cusecs.
Nagarjuna Sagar now has a flood cushion of 6.37 tmc feet.
The Dr K L Rao Sagar at Pulichintala has almost been
filled to its capacity of 45.77 tmc feet by Monday evening and
accordingly 41,884 cusecs was being discharged downstream.
The Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada received 2.26 lakh
cusecs, out of which 1.81 lakh cusecs was discharged into the
sea. PTI DBV APR