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Water yet to be released by Karnataka from Narayanpur

Release of water from Narayapur dam in Karnataka to Jurala reservoir in Jogulamba-Gadwal district is yet to begin as on Sunday evening.

According to the Irrigation Department officials, supplementation of water to Narayanpur dam from Almatti for the purpose of releasing 2.5 tmc ft to Telangana to meet the drinking water needs of combined Mahabubnagar district, as agreed by Karnataka following a request made by Telangana, was commenced on Saturday at the rate of 3,000 cusecs. The flow from Alamatti has reached Narayanpur around noon on Sunday and after building up level it would be released downstream to Telangana through the spillway of Narayanpur.

No information yet

Chief Engineer (Projects) of Mahabubnagar T. Khagender was in constant touch with the irrigation authorities of Karnataka. It is reported that both the quantum of flow and time of its release from Narayanpur was yet to be informed to the Jurala reservoir officials.

Water released from Narayanpur would also have to pass through two barrages constructed by Karnataka at Gugal and Girjapur across the river Krishna.

Live storage

According to officials, the water available (gross storage) was 30.04 tmc ft in Almatti and 18.14 tmc ft in Narayanpur on Sunday morning. The live storage, according to Karnataka authorities, was 25.51 tmc ft in Almatti and 7.56 tmc ft in Narayanpur on Saturday.

Source: thehindu.com

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