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Anxiety mounts as discharge from major river systems continues


Even as people and the government are waiting anxiously for the flood in three rivers that flow through the State to recede, the rivers continue to discharge unprecedented amounts of water into the Bay of Bengal.

The Godavari, Krishna and Vamsadhara rivers have discharged a total of 4,386.56 tmcft into the Bay of Bengal since June 1. On Sunday alone, the three rivers discharged about one lakh cusecs into the sea. About 98,000 lakh cusecs was released from the Nagarjuna Sagar Project in the morning.

While the three rivers received a cumulative inflow of 4,655.32 ...


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