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|Location||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India|
Himayat Sagar (Telugu: హిమాయత్ సాగర్, Urdu: حمايت ساگر) is an artificial lake located about 20 km from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, India. It lies parallel to another artificial lake Osman Sagar and it is smaller in size among both. The storage capacity of the reservoir is about 3.0 TMC.
The construction of reservoir on Esi a tributary of Musi River was completed in 1927, for providing drinking water source for Hyderabad, and also saving the city from floods, which Hyderabad suffered in 1908. It was built during the reign of The Last Nizam of Hyderabad, Nizam VII and so it is named after his youngest son Himayat Ali Khan.
The Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar reservoirs provided continuous water supply to the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad until recent but due to growth in population it was not sufficient for water supply to Hyderabad city. The Engineer at the time of construction was Late Khaja Mohinuddin S/O Mohammed Hussein, Madri,
The grassy area adjoining the lake is an ideal picnic and recreation spot. The road atop the bund is popular for a good road drive.
In June this year (2012), the water level at Osmansagar was 1769.8 feet. On October 1(2012), the water level there was 1771.8 feet, an increase of a mere 2 feet. Similarly, in Himayatsagar, the water level in June(2012) was 1743.3 feet and on October 1(2012), it was 1,747.4 feet, an increase of about 4 feet. In October 2011, the water levels at Osmansagar and Himayatsagar were 1781.9 feet and 1754.9 feet respectively.
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