Monsoon bonanza: Water level rises in Idukki reservoirs

There has been a rise of 2 percentage points in the water level at reservoirs in Idukki under the KSEB following heavy rain in the past five days.

Published: 14th June 2018 02:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2018 02:48 AM   |  A+A-

Water being discharged from the Kallarkutty dam after shutters of the Idukki reservoir (File | Express)

By Express News Service

IDUKKI: There has been a rise of 2 percentage points in the water level at reservoirs in Idukki under the KSEB following heavy rain in the past five days.There was good inflow into the Idukki reservoir following heavy rain in the catchment areas on Tuesday.

KSEB executive engineer Chandrasekharan said on Wednesday that the water level started to rise from Saturday with the onset of monsoon. Electricity generation at the Moolamattom Power House was at a high of 5.127 million units on Tuesday. The water level rose from 2,333.62 ft on Tuesday to 2,336.42 ft on Wednesday, which is 34.82 per cent of the total capacity.

“The catchment area of the dam has received good rainfall,” Chandrasekharan said, adding that there was a considerable increase in water inflow through the Periyar and tributaries.The water level in the Mullaperiyar dam rose from 124 ft on Tuesday to 126.1 ft on Wednesday. The catchment area registered rainfall on Wednesday also, though its intensity had fallen considerably. The water level is expected to rise further as the upstream forest area recorded heavy rainfall.

The water level in the Mattuppetty dam reached 1,585.30 ft on Wednesday, nearing the full capacity of the reservoir, which is 1,599.6 ft.The shutters of the Kallarkutty dam, with a total storage level of 456.35 ft, were opened when the water level reached its full capacity.  Meanwhile, boating activities have resumed in Thekkady.

5.1 mu electricity generated on Tuesday at Moolamattom Power House

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