8 gates of Jurala project lifted as flood inflow increases
There is a sudden increase in the inflows in river Krishna at the Jurala project
GADWAL: There is a sudden increase in the inflows in river Krishna at the Jurala project due to fresh floods, influenced by rains in the upper catchment areas. As a result, the officials on Tuesday lifted about eight gates to let out flood water downstream.
There is an inflow of 58,000 cusecs into the major reservoir located in Gadwal district while the outflow is recorded at 73,717 cusecs. In view of the steady inflows, the water level at the project has reached 8.068 TMC as against its optimum level of 9.657 TMC. As the water is being released downstream, around 234 MW of electricity is also generated by the six units of the Upper Jurala Hydro Power Station. As against the full tank level of 318.720 ft, the current water level is recorded at 317.700 ft, giving a sense of the heavy inflows reaching the reservoir.
The Jurala project, also known as Priyadarshini, is built across river Krishna at a level of 1045 feet.