POLAVARAM DAM VERSUS MULTIPLE BARRAGE
T.Hanumantha Rao and T.Shivaji Rao
(Contentions raised by AP State Government experts on the article on Polavaram project without submersion by Sri.T.Hanumantha Rao and the clarifications thereon)
Question No.1: It is contended that Storage at the alternate low barrage site at Polavaram would be 22.8 TMC with FLR 100ft and out of this only 5 TMC can be used.
Answer: As per the area capacity tables, storage at 100’ level is 36 TMC and out of this 35 TMC can be utilized for pumping into canals, during the non flood season. There will be a slight reduction in this due to locations of U/s barrages. It is possible to utilize 33 TMC
Question No.2: It is contended that due to siltation, utilization of water and useful storages in barrages will be reduced.
Answer: The proposed barrages are not like others, where…
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