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Inflow into Alamatti reservoir increases

Staff Correspondent

BIJAPUR: Following incessant rain in the catchment areas of the Krishna and its tributaries, the water-level in the Alamatti dam has increased considerably in the last one week.

As on Wednesday, the water-level in the dam was 514.17 m as against the full reservoir level (FRL) of 519.6 m.

According to official sources, there has been considerably improvement in the inflow into the dam as the catchment areas in Sangli and Miraj in Maharashtra and in Belgaum districts received good rainfall in the last two weeks.

The dam receives water from the tributaries of the Krishna such as the Koyna, the Doodganga and the Ghataprabha.

The inflow into the dam on Tuesday evening was at 18,994 cusecs and the storage was 55 tmcft. “If the inflow into the dam remains the same for the next 20 days, the water-level will reach the threshold level and power generation will begin in all the five units when water will be released from the reservoir,” an official source said.

On June 28, 2010, the water-level in the dam was 513.8 m and the inflow was at 4,700 cusecs.

“The early release of water from the dam into canals will encourage farmers to expedite agricultural activities,” the source added.

The annual target for power generation at the reservoir is 500 million units.

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