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Tirumala Balaji temple dams have sufficient water for next 295 days

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Bangalore Mirror
20th October, 2019 19:39 IST

The heavy rains at the fag end of Southwest monsoon placed the country's premier Tirumala Balaji temple on a comfortable position. All the reservoirs on the hill shrine together have water sufficient for 295 days.

Various dams in Tirumala have shown progress in water levels, according to the temple administration.

While the total capacity of water storage in different dams at Tirumala is 5,047 million litres, the present capacity is 2,164 million litres.

"The current water position in various dams at Tirumala including Kalyani Dam at Tirupati will suffice the needs for the next 295 days", the officials said.

Tirumala consumes 14 million litres of water every day on average. Water sourced from all dams including Papavinasanam, Akasa Ganga, Kumaradhara and Pasupudhara, Gobarbham dams at Tirumala besides Kalyanidam at Tirupati (downhill) meet this requirement.

With the recent rains over 50 percent of water needs have been met. Rains are continuing in many parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, though the actual monsoon ends as of September end.

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