Two flood gates of the Srisailam project were lifted letting out 56,000 cusecs of flood water on Thursday. The Srisailam outflow will add to the inflows of the water-starved Nagarjunasagar dam within 24 hours.
AP Irrigation Minister Devineni Uma, who visited the Srisailam project along with the officials, opened the gates after performing Puja at the dam site. The project is receiving inflow of 1,40,818 cusecs while its water level touched this morning 884.5 ft as against the full reservoir level (FRL) of 885 tmc. The gross storage in the reservoir is 210 tmc as against the gross capacity of 213 tmc. (NSS)