Water troubles ahead of summer

Published on March 18, 2015 17:07:56 PM
With the summer season approaching, the decreasing water level in Lower Manair Dam [LMD] has become a cause of worry for the Karimnagar Municipal authorities.

The dam that provides drinking water to Karimnagar, Warangal, Siddipet, Siricilla and Vemulawada, is having 6.7 tmc of water against its storage capacity of 24 tmc. The irrigation officials say that around one tmc of water is likely to get evaporated during the summer, which would make things even worse. Very recently, the irrigation authorities had released water downstream for agricultural purpose and another 2 tmc of water would also be released later for the Warangal district to meet the drinking water requirements.

The Karimnagar city consumes 35 cusecs of water per day, which means the present 6.7 tmc of water isn’t sufficient till the summer season ends. However, the municipal officials claim that the demand for water will definitely be met.

The unseasonal rains in Telangana over the last few days have proved to be of no relief in this matter as the conditions continue to remain tough. Early monsoon seems to be the only remedy.