22 villages face flood threat in East Godavari

Rajahmundry: With water levels increasing in lakes and ponds, about 22 villages are trapped in flood water in East Godavari.

As Dowleswaram Barrage in Rajahmundry is flooded with rainwater, 175 gates have been opened to release water downstream.

About 9.34 cusecs of water is coming to the barrage and about 9.27 cusecs water is being released into the ocean.

The officials are estimating that the water levels would reach the first level warning by evening, as the water level has already reached about 11.2 feet at the barrage.

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