Hyderabad: As the rainfall of the southwestern monsoon decreases, a significant decrease in the inflow from the upstream areas is observed in the two reservoirs of Himayatsagar and Osmansagar. As a result, Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewage Board (HMWS & SB) officials closed three gates of Osmansagar and one gate of Himayatsagar. Officials currently kept one gate open from each reservoir.
It should be noted that due to heavy rainfall in the upstream areas on 4 September, officials lifted four gates of the Osmansagar Reservoir and two gates of the Himayatsagar Dam. The excess water was released into the Musi River for a look at the tank level (FTL) in the dams. As of Saturday, the water level at the Osmansagar Reservoir stood 1,788.75 feet against the 1790-foot FTL. Similarly, the water level at the Himayatsagar Dam reached 1762.15 feet against the FTL of 1763.5 feet.
Source: The Siasat Daily