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    Residents of Ameenpur on high alert as heavy rains cause flooding concerns

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    Hyderabad experienced heavy rainfall on Tuesday, causing the city’s lakes to reach their maximum capacity. Ameenpur Pedda Cheruvu, in particular, saw significant inflows, raising concerns among residents about potential flooding if the rain continues.

    The short spell of rain also led to Suraram lake, IDL lake, Nizampet lake, and Ameenpur lake swelling, with their stormwater channels overflowing. Residents noted the presence of numerous dead fish in the water and along the lake’s banks, attributed to industrial effluents discharged nearby.

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    Residents near Ameenpur lake recalled a similar flooding event in 2019 and expressed worries that it could happen again if the rainfall persists. Without a lasting solution, there is a risk of the lake bund collapsing and water overflowing into the streets and houses nearby.

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    RK Yadav, a resident of Ameenpur, voiced frustration over the lack of action from officials to address the recurring issue of water overflow in their area. He highlighted the urgency of reinforcing the lake bund to prevent potential consequences from future rainfall.

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    Mahesh, another resident, shared concerns about the pollution of the lake and the lack of response from Ameenpur Municipality despite complaints. The residents emphasized the need for regular monitoring of the lake due to its contamination from surrounding industries, leading to dead fish being a common sight.

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