Heavy rains lash Marathwada region

Aurangabad : Heavy rains lashed the Marathwada region for the second straight day throwing life out of gear, officials at Divisional Commissioners’ office said here on Thursday.

During the past 24 hours, an average 40.5 mm rainfall was recorded in the region, they said .

Highest average 70 mm rainfall recorded in Parbhani district followed by Nanded 62mm, Jalna 50 mm, Hingoli 42mm and Latur 34 mm while Beed 24 mm Osmanabad 21 mm and Aurangabad 13 mm.

With this, since June 1 onwards average 443 mm rainfall has been recorded which is 166 per cent of expected and 65 per cent annul rains.

Reports from Parbhani district stated that heavy rain lashed Parbhani city, Purna, Gangakhed, Palam, Sonpeth, Jintur, Manavat, Pathri and Selu city yesterday.

Due to heavy rains in Manavat taluka, rivers and streams are overflowing. Water is being discharged into the Dudhna river through the four gates of the Lower Dudhna Irrigation Project at a speed of 4,164 cubic feet per second.

Therefore, the flood control room has appealed to the riverside villages to remain vigilant.

In Nanded district, continuous rain showers were reported yesterday.

According to agronomists, this rain is useful for raising ground water level along with crops.

In some areas, rivers, streams, and streams are overflowing, traffic on Kinwat road was congested for some time.

In Jalna district, Bhokardan, Badnapur, Ambad and Ghansawangi talukas also received heavy rains yesterday.

Heavy rains inundated the fields in some areas, while in others rivers and streams were flooded.

Heavy rains also lashed Hingoli district yesterday.

Due to torrential rains in Kalamanuri taluka, the Yelki stream was flooded and Belthar, Kasbe Dhavanda, Gotewadi, Yelki roads were closed for traffic and communication between these villages was cut off.

Heavy rains also lashed Aurangabad city and its environs yesterday afternoon. Rains also reported in catchment area of ​​Jayakwadi dam one of the biggest dam in Paithan taluka, water was released into the river basin at a speed of 485 cubic feet per second.

The Godavari Irrigation Department has informed that the stock of the dam is 35.59 per cent.

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