Heavy rains fill up Tungabadra Dam

10:08 AM Jul 16, 2018 | Team Udayavani |

Ballari: The Tungabhadra dam at Hosapete is short of its maximum level by ten feet.


It has been reported that the inflow of water into the dam was around 76,527 cusecs taking the reservoir level to 1,622.75 feet while the full reservoir level is 1,633 feet.

Tungabhadra provides water to 6 districts; three in Karnataka and three in Andhra namely Ballari, Koppal and Raichur in the state and Anantapur, Kadapa and Kurnool districts in Andhra Pradesh.

The dam authorities say that the Irrigation Consultative Committee (ICC), which is scheduled to meet on July 16,  can take a decision to release water into all canals immediately which will be advantageous to farmers in the command area.


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