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13 gates of the Himayat Sagar opened

Thu 15 Oct 2020, 10:50:35
The gates of the Himayat Sagar were lifted by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) around midnight on Tuesday to release water downstream. With steady inflows continuing into the Himayat Sagar following the heavy rains that have been lashing the city for the last couple of days, the HMWSSB had lifted 13 of the 17 gates of the reservoir earlier in the day to release water downstream.

With inflows slightly receding into the reservoir later, nine gates were opened and further in the evening, more water was released downstream through six gates. At 6 pm on Wednesday, the inflows receded to 8,500 cusecs and the outflows were 10,290 cusecs. The current water level in the reservoir is 1763.20 ft against the Full Tank Level of 1763.5 ft.

While, the inflows into Himayat Sagar receded gradually, they increased steadily in Osman Sagar. The water level in Osman Sagar on Wednesday was 1780.40 ft as against the FTL of 1790 ft. Though, the reservoir is still 10 feet short of from being filled, HMWSSB officials informed that in one day, the water level in the reservoir increased by almost seven feet due to heavy rains the catchment areas.




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