ALURU BRANCH CANAL

Preamble

The Alur Branch Canal takes off at tail end of Guntakal Branch Canal KM 59.400. The ayacut localized is to an extent of 14,255 acres in the Chippagiri, Alur and Halaharvi Mandals of Kurnool District. The Alur Branch Canal with 19 distributaries runs for a lengh of 39.680 KMs. The entitlement for this canal is 2.37 TMC of water at TB Dam for Khariff crops.

Salient Features
Location : The Aluru Branch Canal takes off from Guntakal Branch canal at km 59.400 of TBP HLC at km 181.136 near Nimbagal village Uravakonda Mandal, Anantapur District.
Length : 39.68 km
Ayacut : 14,255 Acres (wet: 7860, ID: 6395)
Design Discharge : 270 Cusses
No. of Distributaries : 19 Nos.
Entitlement out of 32.50 TMC for TBP.HLC. Stage-II : 2.37 TMC.
No. of WUAS : 6 Nos.Chippagiri,Deganhal,Chitagunta,Ramadurgam,Hathibelgal,Hardagiri.
Distributory committee : 1 No. D.C. Alur Branch Canal.
Bed width : 7.70 M to 1.80 M
FSD : 1.50 M to 1.00 M
Side slope : 1:1.5
Rigidity constant : 0.0225
Surface fall : 1 in 6300 to 1 in 3500
Velocity : 0.56 M/Sec. To 0.47 M/Sec
Discharge : 270 cusses to 40 cusses
Chippagiri Deepcut (11.5 Mt) : KM 12.000 to 13.000
Present Stage : Completed