Hyderabad: Amid heavy rainfall, Hussain Sagar Lake overflows

Hyderabad: Amid the incessant rainfall in Telangana, Hussain Sagar Lake which is located in Hyderabad started overflowing on Saturday. The water level has risen over the Full Tank Level (FTL) of 513.41 metres and is currently overflowing at the maximum water level of 513.70 metres.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) have sent a special team to keep tracking water levels and ensure the security of the tanks and lakes.

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The Full Tank Level (FTL) of the Hussain Sagar is 513.41 m and the water level in the lake after incessant rains, was measured at 513.43 m. The lake’s greatest water level is 514.75 metres.

Other tanks inside the boundaries of Hyderabad, including Moosapet, Badlaguda, and Balapur, are very close to breaking.

Earlier, HMWSSB opened two gates of Osman Sagar up to three feet and four of the reservoir’s gates are currently open up to three feet.

In contrast to the FTL of 1,790 feet, the reservoir’s water level was measured at 1,786.65 feet, and the outflow was measured at 2,000 cusecs. There was a 1, 248-cusec discharge.

In Himayat Sagar, the water level was measured at 1,760.65 feet compared to the FTL of 1,763.50 feet, and the inflow and outflow were both recorded at 500 cusecs. The reservoir’s two gates are left open.

The Hussain Sagar is being monitored by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials since the water level has passed the FTL.