Two More Gates Of The Himayat Sagar Lifted Up

Hyderabad, July 22 (Maxim News): With huge inflows continuing, authorities have opened two more gates of the Himayat Sagar Reservoir here today, to release water into the Musi River.  Two crest gates were opened up to two-feet height on Friday to release the excess water.  This is the first time this season that the gates of the reservoir were opened to let out the water.  

According to Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB), twin reservoirs Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar continued to receive inflows due to continuing rains in the catchment area for the last four days.  The inflows in Himayat Sagar on Saturday noon stood at 3,000 cusecs. 

The authorities were releasing 2,750 cusecs into Musi, which flows through the city.  The water level in Himayat Sagar stands at a Full Tank Level (FTL) of 1,763.50 feet  (2.970 TMC), Osman Sagar was receiving 900 cusecs inflow from the upstream.  The water level in this reservoir stands at 1,785.70 feet against an FTL of  1,790 feet.  Officials said if the water level rises further in Osman Sagar, its gates will also be opened to release the excess water.  Authorities have alerted people living in areas along the Musi River.  Meanwhile, water discharge continued from Hussain Sagar Lake, which filled to the brim due to incessant rains during the last four days.  (Maxim News) 

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