Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) has lifted four gates of the Osman Sagar. Due to the continuous rains in the last few days, the reservoir is receiving abundant inflow and the gates were lifted to drain the excess water into the Musi River.
On Saturday, the water level at the reservoir was recorded at 1,788.80 feet against the FTL of 1,790 feet. The reservoir capacity is 3.90 TMC and on Wednesday the water level was 3.62 TMC. The water body is receiving 1,100 cusecs of inflow.
HMWS&SB officials said in a press release that the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rains for three more days, following which the decision to open the gates was taken. HMWS&SB Managing Director Dana Kishore asked people living near the Musi catchment area to be alert.