Pothireddypadu Head Regulator
The Pothireddypadu Head Regulator is situated on the Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh, India.
The primary purpose of the Pothireddypadu Head Regulator is to control and manage the flow of water from the Krishna River to various canals and reservoirs in the region.
One of the main functions of this structure is to supply water for irrigation in the fertile regions of Andhra Pradesh. It diverts water to the Srisailam Right Bank Canal and the Telugu Ganga Project, which serve as vital sources of irrigation for the region’s agricultural activities.
Drinking Water Supply:
The Pothireddypadu Head Regulator also plays a role in providing drinking water to the drought-prone Rayalaseema region in Andhra Pradesh.
The Pothireddypadu Head Regulator has been a subject of controversy and disputes between the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. There have been disagreements over the sharing of water from the Krishna River, leading to legal and political conflicts.
The construction and operation of the regulator have raised environmental concerns, including potential impacts on the river’s ecosystem and water levels downstream.
Upgrades and Expansion:
Over the years, there have been discussions and plans to modernize and expand the Pothireddypadu Head Regulator to enhance its water management capabilities.