IDUKKI: The water level in Mullaperiyar dam came down to 141.6 feet against its permissible level of 142 feet with Tamil Nadu increasing its intake on Saturday. Inflow into the dam was 770 Cubic Feet per Seconds (cusecs) while the outflow to Tamil Nadu was 2,063 cusecs.
Shekhar Kuriakose heading the Disaster Management Team, visited a few relief camps set up at vulnerable areas on Saturday. After visiting and holding discussions with the heads and teachers of schools, he said that the children have not shown any signs of fear in the wake of the developments in Mullaperiyar. He also took classes to those involved in the rescue mission including teachers, revenue officials, police, fireforce, elected representatives, presidents and secretaries of vulnerable panchayats and village officers at the main control room set up at Peermedu Taluk office.
ADM V R Mohanan Pillai, who is the nodal officer of the control operations, also addressed the participants. The NDRF team conducted a march past from Vallakkadavu to Vandiperiyar on the banks of the Periyar river.
There was only negligible rainfall of 1 mm in the catchment area of the dam and 2.2 mm at Thekkady.