4.35 lakh cusecs discharged from the Godavari into sea

50,000 cusecs from Krishna too
Nearly 4.35 lakh cusecs were discharged from the Godavari into the Bay of Bengal and more than 50,000 cusecs from the Krishna which received rain in the lower reaches though 233.87 tmcft are required to fill up two major reservoirs on the river. While Srisailam on the Krishna had a flood cushion of 72.75 tmcft, Nagarjuna Sagar needed 161.12 tmcft to get filled up.
The 50,000 cusecs being received by the Prakasam barrage, the last reservoir on the Krishna, are from Muniyeru, Wyra and Kataleru rivulets. The Irrigation authorities had to raise 60 crest gates of the Prakasam barrage by one foot to release the surplus 53,333 cusecs downstream at 9 a.m. on Monday. Minister for Water Resources Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, who visited the barrage, said all the 24 pumps of the Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme, that were transferring 8,500 cusecs from the Godavari Basin to the Krishna Basin, had been switched off in the wake of the flood in the rivulets that joined the Krishna below the Pulichintala reservoir. He said because of the Pattiseema Scheme water could be supplied for the irrigation of 8 lakh acres in the Krishna delta from June 19 itself. He said the State government was going to construct another barrage at Vaikunthapuram downstream Vijayawada.
Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/435-lakh-cusecs-discharged-from-the-godavari-into-sea/article24684110.ece

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