Chennai will have to wait for Krishna River water from Andhra Pradesh

  • | Monday | 12th August, 2019

Madhumitha Viswanath ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: Chances of Chennai getting its share of Krishna water from Andhra Pradesh are looking up as recent heavy rains have filled up one of three main reservoirs on the Krishna river. Officials from the Water Resources Department said that on Saturday, 30,000 cusecs was released from Srisailam, the first dam in Andhra Pradesh on the river, to Somasila, the second dam. But due to poor storage levels in Andhra reservoirs, Chennai’s share is yet to be fulfilled. “Even if inflow to Somasila is increased manifold in the coming days, Andhra Pradesh government’s first priority will be to fill up their dams. In the wake of the water crisis prevalent in Chennai, which has become less severe due to rains, state government officials have been repeatedly talking to their counterparts in Andhra Pradesh to release Krishna water.

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