Hyderabad, Telangana, witnessed the overflowing of Hussain Sagar Lake on Friday, reaching its Full Tank Level (FTL) of 514.75 meters after continuous rainfall for the past four days. Alongside, the Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar reservoirs, situated on the outskirts of Hyderabad, are also receiving significant inflows due to the continuous downpour. The situation has led to a close monitoring of water levels and discharges from the lake and has prompted authorities to take precautionary measures in low-lying areas near the discharge channels.
Heavy Rains Impact Normal Life
The torrential rain has severely affected normal life in the state capital, with reports of waterlogging and inundation in various parts of the city and its outskirts. In response to the adverse weather conditions, the state government declared a two-day holiday for all government offices and educational institutions within the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits on Friday and Saturday. Despite the holidays, emergency services such as medical and milk supply are continuing without interruptions.
Reservoir Water Levels and Godavari River Alert
The water levels in Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar reservoirs stood at 1784.70 feet and 1761.20 feet, respectively, against their Full Tank Levels (FTL). Both reservoirs have seen substantial inflows of water, with 1,100 cusecs entering Osman Sagar and 1,200 cusecs entering Himayat Sagar. Meanwhile, the Godavari River crossed the first danger mark at Bhadrachalam, with the water level reaching 44.3 feet, above the danger mark of 43 feet. The increased water levels are a result of heavy rains in the catchment areas of the Godavari basin, leading to a threat of flooding in low-lying areas along the river.
The Hindustan Herald Is Your Source For The Latest In Business, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Breaking News, And Other News. Please Follow Us On Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, And LinkedIn To Receive Instantaneous Updates. Also Don’t Forget To Subscribe Our Telegram Channel @hindustanherald