Water level in Godavari river is threatening to assume alarming proportions in Khammam district as the water level at Bhadrachalam is expected to cross the first danger warning level of 43 feet on Monday morning. At 8 pm on Saturday, the water level in the river at the temple town is 25.6 feet, according to the Central Water Commission (CWC).
Indicating a spurt in Godavari, water level reached 8.5 meters at Ramannagudem Pushkar Ghats under Etur Nagaram mandal in Warangal district. As a result, the officials sounded the first danger warning. Meanwhile, all the streams and rivulets in the district are overflowing due to the continuous drizzle for the last two days. Bhupalpally recorded highest rainfall of 46.8 mm.
After the none-too-impressive rainfall early this monsoon that has adverse effect on the first-sown seed, the clouds which have opened up three days ago continued to lash rather drizzle across Adilabad district replenishing majority of minor irrigation projects and groundwater levels. While 40 of the total 52 mandals in the district witnessed excess rainfall, the others too are not short of normal rainfall.