The water level of Nagarjuna Sagar dam attained its maximum level, so as many as 8 gates have been lifted up on Monday morning. The water inflow has been increased after a long time to the Nagarjuna Sagar dam in Nalgonda district, in this season. The maximum height of the dam is 590 feet with a capacity of 11,472 million cubic meters. At present water level maintained at the dam is also 590 feet. The outflow of water is 64,800 cusec while inflow is 1, 50,436 cusec.
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is a masonary dam on the Krishna River at Nagarjuna Sagar. It is on the border of Nalgonda district of Telangana State and Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh State. The dam provides irrigation water to the Prakasam, Krishna, Nalgonda, Khammam and Guntur districts along with electric power to the national grid. Recently it turned a point of discussion between the two states emerged out of united Andhra Pradesh.