Meanwhile, Pulichintala project, the last balancing reservoir on Krishna basin, is brimming with waters resulting in release of floodwater to downstream. All the projects on Krishna basin have reached their fullest capacity prompting authorities to let out waters to the sea from Pulichintala.
Pulichintala project is nearing its full capacity of 45 tmc as the level has already touched 42 tmc even as the flood from upstream continues. While the project is receiving around 3 lakh cusecs of water from Sagar, the authorities are guardedly releasing water to the downstream to prevent sudden inundation of villages and Vijayawada city.
All the officials in the riverbank mandals in both Krishna and Guntur districts have been asked to stay on high alert for another 48 hours as the chances of flood continuing are high. Guntur district collector Samuel Anand Kumar and Krishna district collector A Mohammed Intiaz took stock of the situation with the field officials on Sunday.