The water stock in Aurangabad’s Jayakwadi dam reached 96% of its storage capacity and the process discharge water from its right canal began on Thursday. The discharge process began to maintain the water level on the dam after the inflow of water reached 5,856 cusecs.
Jayakwadi is the largest dam in Marathwada region of Maharashtra and is built on the Godavari river. The incessant rains over the past few days filled up the dam to its maximum capacity and a meeting was held on Sunday to discuss water discharge and gate operations.
“The discharge began at 100 cusecs. It will be increased by 100 cusecs every two hours until it reaches 700 cusecs,” executive engineer Rajendra Kale said according to PTI. The hydropower project and Majalgaon canal will be given priority for the discharge. The released water will reach the Majalgaon dam in Beed district in the next four days.