Water leakages reported at two gates of barrage in southern India
Two gates, numbered 28 and 38 were reported to have leakages at the Annaram Saraswati Barrage in southern India’s Telangana.
This incident happened in Bhupalpally district of the state on November 1.
Visuals showed men working to stop the leakages with sandbags. The men were on a boat in an area completely surrounded by water and their effort seemed futile for a while as water kept bubbling out the area where they dropped the sandbags. According to a report, this barrage was constructed as part of the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS). A gate of the barrage was lifted and 2357 cusecs of water was released downstream. This leakage was noticed by officials at the two gates of the barrage. The sand around pillar 41 in block 4 was washed away by the water some days ago as a result of which the officials were thrown into caution. The barrage currently has a water level of 5.71 TMC and the capacity is 10.87 TMC. However, irrigation officials have refuted claims that there was a leakage in the barrage and instead stated that it was a, “seepage which is normal in permeable foundations.”
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