Sigh of relief as Godavari flood level comes down


The flood within the Godavari has come down from a harmful stage by Wednesday night, prompting the Godavari Flood Conservator to withdraw the “Third warning”, because the discharge fell beneath 18 lakh cusecs on the Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowleswaram in East Godavari district.

At Bhadrachalam, the extent was 43 ft with the discharge of lower than one lakh cusecs, which might arrive on the barrage by Thursday morning.

The irrigation authorities have determined to not let the flood water movement into the irrigation canals as it could result in breaches of the bunds. As a substitute, it’s being launched into the branches of the river as it can go into the ocean.

The flood water has minimize off over 21,000 homes, affecting 81,000 folks instantly, largely downstream of the barrage, aside from the complete mandal of Devipatnam in Rampa Company and 4 mandals in Chintoor Company which might be upstream of the barrage.

No casualty

The flood mitigation report issued by East Godavari Collector D. Muralidhar Reddy stated 168 habitations had been affected and 82 of them have been below water by Wednesday. There was no casualty however not less than 50 heads of cattle had died.

In a serious blow to the farmers, the flood water broken horticulture crop in over 7,227 hectares and banana was essentially the most affected crop within the Konaseema area.

At the very least 251 boats remained in operation throughout the district, largely to produce important commodities and meals and consuming water packets to those that didn’t go away the affected habitations and to conduct the survey of the affected households for medical and different well timed care.

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