The (Light detection and ranging) LIDAR Survey of Godavari River in Telangana begins from Sriram Sagar Project to Bhadrachalam to study river Godavari and its basin for using water resources efficiently.
The survey was begun from Yellampally irrigation project and was carried out till Kaleshwaram, using a special helicopter equipped with modern detecting and ranging technology, in district on Thursday.
LIDAR Survey of Godavari River in Telangana
SE of Yellampalli irrigation project N. Venkates-warlu said the helicopter, with the help of the detection and ranging equipment, would collect information from the earth by flying on the river. The depth of the water, length and width of the river’s banks and direction of river current can be studied with photographs captured by the cameras fitted on the helicopter, he explained.
The survey will help irrigation authorities to identify suitable locations for erecting irrigation projects across the river that separates Karimnagar from Adilabad.
Accordingly, submerging villages can be photographed with 3D and high-end cameras. The state government has hired Wapcos, a consultancy for water, power and development works, for taking up the survey, he added.
The 15-day survey will also collect information pertaining to canals erected at various irrigation projects for supplying water.
After completing studying Yellampalli project, Pranahita and Indravati, tributaries of Godavari, are likely to be focused on. An expert from Germany, 3 others including two engineers, of irrigation department are in the survey team.
Lidar survey over Godavari River in Telangana State Starts