The irrigation and income authorities have issued a pink alert to individuals of 12 villages alongside the river course of Kaddam to vacate their properties instantly because the nightmare of unprecedented flood to the Kaddam Narayana Reddy challenge within the upstream is repeated for the second yr in a row. They have been being shifted to close by authorities installations/reduction camps.
In opposition to the designed discharge capability of three.82 lakh cusecs by means of 18 spillway gates, the flood waters being let loose was solely round 2.42 lakh cusecs by means of 14 gates because the challenge engineers made a useless bid to function/raise the remaining 4 gates. In response to the irrigation authorities gate numbers 2, 4, 6 and 12 have been struck and there was no likelihood of working them now.
Nevertheless, in accordance with officers the flood reaching the challenge is estimated at 3.86 lakh cusecs though unofficial experiences put it at a lot increased. With the influence of upper flood reaching the dam, past its discharge capability, the flood water is flowing over the 4 crest gates that weren’t operational.
The water stage within the challenge was approaching 700 toes with the highest of the dam having a top of 71.34 toes and the utmost top of earthen dam on the perimeters of the spillway is 716.7 toes. In response to the irrigation authorities, it was on July 13 final yr, the challenge obtained a flood of 5.19 lakh cusecs they usually have been capable of discharge over 3 lakh cusecs as one of many 18 crest gates was not operated as a result of mechanical snag.
Upkeep of the gates was taken up throughout off-flood season and it was being thought that every thing is okay with them. Nevertheless, the engineers once more did not raise three gates final week when the challenge obtained heavy flood over 2.5 lakh cusecs.
Minister for Endowments and Legislation A. Indrakaran Reddy and native MLA A. Rekha Naik rushed to the challenge website to evaluate the flood scenario and to infuse confidence among the many challenge workers. The Minister stated all of the gates have been repaired and operated after off-flood interval after the final yr’s flood. They have been lifted earlier this season and few of them bought struck once more final week and stated they may solely pray for lower within the flood to challenge now, the Minister stated.
Jurala flood launch
In the meantime, launch of flood at Narayanpur dam throughout the Krishna and Sannathi Barrage throughout the Bhima rivers, each in Karnataka, have enabled the authorities at Jurala to raise the spillway gates round 12.05 am on Thursday (Wednesday-Thursday intervening evening). The challenge was getting 42,000 cusecs flood at 9 am and discharge by means of two spillway gates was 8,300 cusecs and one other 44,100 cusecs water was additionally being let into river by working six items of the facility home.
Karnataka irrigation authorities have alerted Telangana authorities that discharge of flood at Almatti could be elevated from 1.25 lakh cusecs to 1.5 lakh cusecs after 11 am and that at Narayanpur from 21,100 cusecs to 70,000 cusecs after 10 am.