The Godavari river raged at Bhadrachalam. The water level has reached 70 feet. This is the third time the Godavari has reached this level. In 1986 Godavari reached 75.6 feet at Bhadrachalam. In 1990, it reached 70 feet at Bhadrachalam, and recently it has reached 70 feet again. The Godavari catchment area of the state was flooded with rains.
Traffic will be suspended on the bridge at Bhadrachalam for 48 hours. In the year 2000, an embankment was built on the north side of the Ram temple in the united state of AP to prevent flood water from entering the town if the river floods. This embankment currently protects the town of Bhadrachalam.
In the past, this embankment blocked the flood water up to 66 feet. But now the water has reached 70 feet. This alerted the authorities. All roads from Bhadrachalam towards Chhattisgarh, AP, and Telangana are flooded. It has become impossible to travel. IAS officer Sridhar has been appointed by the state government to supervise the relief activities after the Godavari flood at Bhadrachalam. On the other hand, an army team with 101 people was also sent to Bhadrachalam.
As per Chief Minister KCR’s orders, the government has asked the Indian Army to cooperate in the relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-affected areas. A 68-member infantry and a 10-member medical team are involved in the relief efforts. Along with them, a 23-member engineering team is involved in the relief operations. There are 4 officers, 5 JCOs, and 92 members of various ranks in this military team which is in total five teams.
This is the second time in the history of Godavari that this level of flooding has occurred in the first half of July. For the first time in 1976, a water level of 63.9 feet was recorded at Bhadrachalam on June 22. This is the first time to cross 70 feet in 36 years after that.
At Bhadrachalam, the water level of Godavari is increasing at a dangerous level every hour. At present, the water level of Godavari will continue at 70.10 feet on Friday. If it crosses 75 feet, the 50-year-old record will be broken. So far it has crossed 60 feet six times and 70 feet twice. The flow of 23.82 lakh cusecs is reaching the Godavari from above. A third danger alert continues at Bhadrachalam.