The Himayat Sagar is only one foot short of being full to the brim with heavy rains lashing the city and its neighbouring areas, and there is the possibility of water being released downstream at any moment. On 12th Oct the water level in the Himayat Sagar reservoir was 1,762 feet compared to the Full Reservoir Level of 1,763 feet after receiving 1,666 inflows.
The inflows into the Himayat Sagar are continuously tracked by officials of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB). With heavy rains expected over the next three days, officials said the decision would be taken to release water based on additional inflows into the reservoir.
Revenue, police and municipal officials have already been put on alert following steady inflows into the reservoir. The water levels in the reservoir enhanced after nearly a decade, and district collectors, police commissioners, GHMC and other departments were also put on alert.
Steady Inflows of Reservoir
The residents of Shankernagar, Chaderghat, Moosanagar and its nearby locations were informed to stay cautious. Similarly, in Osman Sagar, the water level was 1,773 feet versus the FRL of 1,790 feet. The reservoir received inflows of 1,388 cusecs till Monday afternoon.
There are, similarly, steady inflows into the reservoir of Singur. The Singur reservoir receives steady inflows almost eight years later, bringing a lot of cheer among Hyderabadis and Sanga Reddy residents. At 24.12 tmcft, the water level was recorded in the Singur reservoir against the FRL of 29 tmcft.
As HMWSSB officials report that there will be no drinking water problems for the next summer and beyond, the reservoirs are getting steady inflows, and this sets up well for Hyderabad. HMWSSB supplies approximately 440 Million Gallons a day (MGD) to the city. The Krishna River provides these supplies with 270 MGD and the Godavari River with 172 MGD.
Nagarjuna Sagar's full reservoir level (FRL) is 590 feet, while 588.88 feet is the current level. Srisailam's FRL is 885 feet, and 884.5 ft is the existing floor. Similarly, the water levels are 484.9 feet compared to the FRL of 485.5 feet in the Yellampally project.
The officials of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) made arrangements for the supply of water to the city as the project obtained good inflows due to the recent rains.
By: Shailaja K