Delay in release from dam led to flood: Maharashtra Water Resources Department

  • | Tuesday | 13th August, 2019

State water resources department chief engineer, who has been currently engaged in dialogue with his counterpart in Karnataka on Almatti water release, told DNA,'' Karnataka did not act on Maharashtra's demand to discharge water from Almatti dam. Fadnavis on August 8 after speaking to Yediyurappa tweeted that Karnataka CM has agreed to release 5 lakh cusecs water from Almatti dam. However, water resources department engineer said the Karnataka government did not commence release of 5 lakh cusecs but the discharge was less. On the same time, after repeated intervention by Fadnavis, the discharge from Almatti dam was increased to 4.50 lakh cusecs. The higher discharge of water and the decline in rainfall have helped to recede water from the flood ravaged Sangli and Kolhapur districts.

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