Water is being discharged from the Jayakwadi dam after it got filled up to 98.62 per cent of its total storage capacity following heavy rain in its catchment areas, an official said.
After continuous inflow, 16 gates of the dam, which is located on the Godavari river, have been opened and 11,473 cusecs (cubic foot per second) water is being discharged from it, the dam's executive engineer Rajendra Kale told PTI on Monday.
"The water level of Jayakwadi reached 1,521.75 ft which is 98.62 per cent of total storage capacity of the dam.
Hence, water is being discharged from it into the Godavari river," he said.
Heavy rains have been lashing parts of Aurangabad district since the last few days.