Bringing some relief to the parched Marathwada region, eight sluice gates of the Jayakwadi dam have been opened to discharge water thanks to heavy rain in north Maharashtra.The current discharge of around 4,500 cusecs from the dam has been prompted due to incessant showers in Nashik district and other parts of north Maharashtra, causing the Godavari river to swell and fill up the dams there. The release of water from these upstream dams has in turn led to the accumulation of more than 2 lakh cusecs in Jayakwadi’s Nath Sagar reservoir.Authorities said the discharge from Jayakwadi was prompted after the dam filled up to 92% of its live storage capacity. At the same time last year, the dam had barely 28% of its live storage capacity.While Nashik and Nandurbar in the north and Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur and Pune in western Maharashtra have been reeling under the onslaught of excess rain, the eight districts of Marathwada continue to remain arid despite two months of the monsoon season drawing to a close.Jayakwadi dam is the chief water source for industries in Marathwada, mainly in Aurangabad. The water discharge is expected to benefit areas in at least four districts in the region — Aurangabad, Beed, Jalna and Parbhani — and help resolve the water situation in talukas near the Godavari river bank.This is the first time in two years that the dam’s storage capacity has exceeded 90%.Till Thursday, authorities were releasing 1,200 cusecs of water from the Paithan left bank canal, 900 cusecs from the right bank canal, and 1,589 cusecs from the hydropower project towards the Apegaon and Hiradpuri barrages.The eight districts of Marathwada have collectively received over 75% of the average rainfall till now, with the region as a whole facing a rainfall deficit of more than 20%. Acute potable water scarcity still prevails in several villages, which continue to be supplied by tankers.
Categories: Lilly News,Lilly Photos,News,Photos 18Jan Rep. Lilly hosts Ottawa County United Way president for State speech State Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, welcomed Patrick Moran, president at the Greater Ottawa County United Way, as his guest for the State of the State address in the state Capitol Tuesday.Rep. Lilly recently took his oath of office to represent western Ottawa County at the state House of Representatives.“I’m honored today that Patrick was able to join me as my guest in Lansing,” said Rep. Lilly. “Our governor is known for encouraging collaboration and I cannot think of a local organization that better embodies that effort in our community than the Ottawa County United Way. I’m very encouraged by their commitment to regional partnerships as evidenced by their recent announcement of a shared service agreement with the Allegan County United Way.”Rep. Lilly and his wife Sarah have been involved in various volunteer capacities with the Ottawa County United Way for numerous years. He has served as both a member and a chair on a number of the organization’s community investment panels and as a Lighthouse Leadership co-chair for the organization’s annual fundraising campaign.His wife Sarah, a local Realtor, is currently serving a term as the president of the Ottawa County United Way’s board of directors. Rep. Lilly said he “feels blessed to welcome someone like President Moran, who has dedicated over 10 years to this beloved organization.“I hope to hear Governor Snyder address the economic progress Michigan has made in recent years, but also highlight the areas where we still need to invest to maintain that growth within our state,” said Rep. Lilly.“It was wonderful to have Patrick Moran in the Capitol to hear the governor’s message as we all work together for Ottawa County,” said Rep. Daniela García, R-Holland.PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, and State Rep. Daniela García, R-Holland, welcomed Patrick Moran (left), president of the Greater Ottawa County United Way, for the State of the State speech at the Capitol on Tuesday.
OFF TO THE POUND….A4 Audi estate car seized by police in Derry.THE police in Derry would like a quiet word with the owner of this Audi A4 car which was found abandoned on a bad bend and blocking a farmer’s property.PSNI Foyle say on its Facebook page: “Could the owner of this Audi A4 estate which was left for a considerable period of time on the Beragh Hill Road, make contact with Constable Brogan of Ballyarnett NPT at Strand Road PSNI Station ASAP.“We would like to know why it was parked blocking a farmers property, was on a bad bend, had a number of dodgy tyres, was full of empty tins of alcohol and had a bong in the rear seat. “It’s also showing no insurance and was found on a public road.“We have seized it for now and happy to discuss it with the owner if located.“Police checks regarding the owner have been inconclusive thus far.”POLICE KEEN TO TRACE ‘INCONSIDERATE’ OWNER OF THIS ABANDONED AUDI CAR was last modified: January 6th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet BERAGH HILL ROADCONSTABLE BROGANPOLICE KEEN TO TRACE ‘INCONSIDERATE’ OWNER OF THIS ABANDONED AUDI CARPSNI FOYLE