The irrigation officials have lifted 70 crest gates of the Prakasam Barrage in Krishna district to discharge the surplus water into the sea. The barrage was receiving an inflow of huge amount of cusecs from streams and rivulets located upstream. As the heavy rain lashed catchment areas upstream, heavy inflows were witnessed and the surplus water (above 12 feet at the Barrage) was being released downstream. There was a rising trend in the inflows. It was anticipated that the inflows would cross further cusecs. Revenue officials have been keeping track of the situation.