Determined to utilise the allocated Godavari waters fully, the state government has decided to carry out a topographical survey of the length and breadth of the stretch of river passing through the state.
The topographical survey of Godavari will be taken up right from Sripada Yellampally project site to Dummugudem project site. The irrigation department has proposed to get the stretch of Godavari in the state surveyed for several uses like development of water resources and for scientific studies.
“We want to utilise Godavari waters fully. The survey is intended to identify where check dams could be constructed and how the water could be diverted,” engineer-in-chief C Muralidhar told Express.
The topographical studies will be carried out by using geospatial survey technology. The state government has also decided to utilise Lidar technology to conduct a study on the Pranahita-Chevella project. Lidar technology will be limited to the proposed Medigadda barrage near Kaleswaram, whereas the topographical survey will be carried out on the entire stretch of Godavari in the state, officials said.
The barrage alignment at Medigadda, the alignment of proposed canal from Medigadda to Yellampalli will be decided through the latest Lidar technology.