Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Aug 11 : The water resources department on Sunday started releasing 1,500 cusecs water per second into Aapegaon Hiradpuri weirs in Paithan taluka from Jayakwadi dam that will help resolve at least 30 villages drinking water problem in view of scanty rainfall registered there during the last more than two months period of the monsoon.
According to sources from irrigation department, the dam maintaining live storage of 81.64 percent at present with having stock of 2510.505 MCM water, including 1772.399 MCM live storage in 1518.450 feet and 462.824 meter, with inflow of 63065 cusecs per second from Nashik and Ahmednagar districts.
It may be noted that the irrigation department has released water for 132 km distance Majalgaon irrigation dam in Beed parched district through left canal since Friday and presently, the water speed of 800 cusecs per second.
They also started releasing 200 water cusecs per second in to 208km distance left canal which passing Jalna, Parbhani and Nanded districts in the region. The Taluka disaster management Samiti president and tehsildar of Paithan have issued village wise warning to people residing around the river to do not venture into river with their livestock to avoid any untoward incidents.
While SAO president Jayaji Suryawanshi said that, the authorities should release at least 30000 cusses per second water in the main river basin in view of continuous inflow of more than 60000 cusecs per second in the Jayakwadi dam which was already crossed level of 81 per cent by this Sunday afternoon. If the large quantity of water released, hundreds of villages will be affected and all the flooded water will go to Andhra, he added. (UNI)