Amaravati: State government officials stepped up relief operations across flood-affected parts of Andhra Pradesh, as water levels in rivers began to ebb. Flood water levels in river Krishna began to recede and by Sunday evening, while 5.48 lakh cu secs of water was flowing into Prakasam Barrage, 6.16 lakh cu secs was being let into the sea through 70 gates.
Compared to Saturday, flood water inflows into Almatti and Narayanpur reservoirs had also ebbed. While 2.40 lakh cu secs of water was flowing into Almatti, 1.50 lakh cu secs is being released downstream. Similarly, of the 2 lakh cu secs flowing into Narayanpur, 1.48 lak cu secs was being released further down.
While 5.98 lakh cu secs of water is flowing into Srisailam project from Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers, 4.73 lakh cu secs is being released downstream. 4.73 lakh cu secs of water is flowing into Nagarjunasagar, of which 4.24 lakh cu secs is being released further down. Pulichintala has been receiving 5.13 lak cu secs which is being released downstream.
Inflows into the river Godavari from Pranahita and Indravati have come down. As a result, water levels in the perennial river have receded slightly. The Godavari level at Dhowleswaram Barrage stood at 4.81 lakh cu secs on Sunday evening which is being released into the sea. The river Vamsadhara in north-eastern Andhra Pradesh bordering Odisha, continues to be in spate. 13, 129 cu secs of inflows into Gotta Barrage are being released into the Bay of Bengal.