Important Facts :
- Andhra Pradesh Re-Organization Act has Entrusted Srisailam Reservoir Operations to Andhra Pradesh and Nagarjuna Sagar to the Telangana States.
- Srisailam has Left Bank and Right Bank Power Houses, Left Bank is Operated by Telangana GENCO hence this figure is reported by Telangana State while Right Bank Power House and River Release Numbers Reporting is done by AP Only.
- All water Released from Srisailam both Power Houses or Sluice Gates is 100% transferred to Nagarjuna Sagar. (Nagarjuna Sagar inflow >= Release from Srisailam (Power + River))
- Increase in Water Level in any Reservoir = Inflow – Outflow
Nagarjuna Sagar Starts Getting Water from Srisailam LEFT Bank Power House from 9th September to 18th September a Total of 2 TMC Largely by Left Bank Power House is Released and all of it Reached Nagarjuna Sagar without any Loss!
During this period since Srisailam Water Availability Raised from 35 TMC to 100 TMC with heavy floods continuing both States start operating both Power Houses from 20th September and on 13th October Dam had to Release Water from Crest Gates with continued increase in flood inflow and dam reaching its full capacity.
Now the Magic of AP Starts :
It Reported, during 33 days (19th September to 21st October 2017) Releasing 198 TMC (2,288,156 cusecs) while in reality, Only 153 TMC (17,66,063 cusecs) water has reached Nagarjuna Sagar, AP would like the world to believe 45 TMC and more Water Disappeared! as due to heavy rains Nagarjuna Sagar gets its own catchment inflow in addition to that of Srisailam release so actual Water inflow has to be much higher than 198 TMC reported as released by AP from Srisailam.
How can we explain this 45 TMC disappearance?
It is simple, Andhra Pradesh does not report the Water being Lifted from Machumarri point from Srisailam Reservoir and it continues to underreport the Release from Potireddipadu as a standard practice and would even make CWC and KRMB believe the telemetry equipment too fail’s at this point only!
The difference between actual and reported diversion to Rayalaseema is added to actual release from srisailam to krishna river! ie AP has Diverted during these 33 days not just 28 TMC from Potireddipadu and 5 TMC from Handri Neeva it infact Diverted more than 78 TMC during these 33 days alone .. Real picture is AP Diverting Over 78 TMC and Releasing less than 153 TMC to Krishna River into Nagarjuna Sagar instead it Showed 33 TMC Used and 198 TMC as Released in these 33 days alone!
Extra Intelligence Played with Number Crunching !!
This missing 45 TMC Water is already Used by AP from Krishna River inflow and must be added to reported numbers and deducted from its Quota of Water in Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar.
I said before and I wish to repeat Andhra Pradesh should take pride in Giving Water to Water Deficit Rayala Seema Region and its Entitlement under current unfair Krishna Tribunal is much higher 63%, Why resort to this malpractice and create trust deficit and dispute between the two states.
Andhra Pradesh must start reporting the Water Releases from Sunkesula on Tungabhadra which it does not report in any of its Public Dashboard, it should also include the actual water diversion from Godavari to Krishna thru Polavaram Right Canal and LIFT from Machumarri that now has 3850 cusecs capacity inaugurated recently by AP CM On 8th September 2017 and report the Potireddipadu Numbers factually else it may gain many TMC’s of water for few Years but the Long Term Damage to Brand Andhra and Trust worthiness of the Government of AP would be much higher and is unnecessarily creating the Trust Deficit between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States.
Appeal to all the Media People to Report the facts as they are it’s quite disappointing not one electronic media dares to go and show live what is the actual water release from Potireddipadu Head Regulator site.
Appeal to KRMB to install Online CCTV Cameras at all Water Release Points on Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar and have them LIVE on Internet so that all officers in both states refrain from mis reporting.