On July 20, three floodgates of the reservoir were lifted. With this, a total five out of 17 floodgates were lifted.
Panoramic view of Himayatsagar reservoir in Hyderabad and its present water level.
According to HMWS&SB’s official figures, the Himayatsagar reservoir was holding water at 1762.60 feet as against its full tank level of 1763.50 feet. The inflows from the reservoir were 600 Cusecs and the outflow was being maintained at 1,030 Cusecs.
Soon after, two floodgates lifted, and then the Water Board officials alerted the Hyderabad district administration to evacuate families of areas situated along the River Musi and low-lying areas.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad police have intensified patrolling along the River Musi and warned the people not to move nearby Musi areas, as floodgates were lifted.