Hyderabad, July 20 -- The Hyderabad water board on Tuesday has issued a red alert when the water levels in the Himayatsagar reservoir upstream have reached the brim following heavy rains in catchment areas.

Floodgates of Himayatsagar reservoir will be opened on Tuesday any time after 4 pm, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) managing director Dana Kishore said as quoted by Telangana Today.

The alert is issued when the water level touches 1,762.75 feet and the gates are opened if the level goes up to 1,763 feet. On Tuesday, the water level at the reservoir was recorded at 1,762.80 feet against the FTL of 1,763.50 feet.

The reservoir capacity is 2.97 TMC and by Tuesday morning, the water level reached 2.75...