Kadem In Spate, Floods Agricultural Fields in Kupti

5 Aug, 2019 14:19 IST|Sakshi
The overflowing Godavari river (File Image)

Hyderabad: The Kadem stream is in spate and has breached its banks at Kupti following continuous rains on Saturday. Officials say that the exact extent of the water in the agricultural fields will be known after the rain stops.

The stream also brought heavy inflows into the Kadem dam which is located downstream in Nirmal district. This has forced the release of water into the Godavari by lifting five gates.

The maximum inflow of over 1 lakh cusecs was recorded at 3 a.m. when 83,399 cusecs of flood water was released, a leading daily reported.

All mandals of Adilabad district and a few in Kumram Bheem Asifabad district have received good rainfall. However, no damage was reported.

Some local streams in KB Asifabad were running swollen that disrupted transport.

Meanwhile, teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were deployed in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari and West Godavari districts on Saturday due to a steady rise in the water levels in Godavari river.

More than 60 villages in the two districts remain marooned due to heavy discharge of floodwaters from upstream Bhadrachalam in the neighbouring Telangana state, where the water levels had reached 45 feet by afternoon.

Road connectivity to tens of village in Polavaram region of West Godavari district and Devipatnam mandal in East Godavari has been totally cut off.

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