47 cm of Rainfall Leaves Vellore Reservoirs Brimming

Published: 29th November 2015 03:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th November 2015 03:18 AM   |  A+A-

VELLORE: All the three reservoirs in Vellore are filled to their full capacity, thanks to the 47 cm rainfall that the district received this month.

Andiyappanur reservoir near Tirupattur was the first to reach its full capacity of 112 million cubic feet. The water stands at 26 feet and the reservoir continues to receive 67 cusecs. The same volume was being let out from the water body.

Similarly, Mordhana reservoir near Gudiyattam has reached its capacity of 261 mcft and it continues to receive 526 cusecs, with the same volume going out.

On Friday, Rajathoppu reservoir, the smallest among the three, also got filled to its capacity of 20 mcft. Collector Dr R Nanthagopal inspected the reservoir on Saturday. The 50 cusecs of water from this reservoir is feeding a chain of five system tanks in the surrounding areas of Peddanaikaneri, Latheri, Vaizhanthangal, Senur and Vandaranthangal villages.  Meanwhile, as more rains are expected, the remaining tanks in the region are also likely be filled soon.

WATER METER

519 Total tanks maintained by PWD

366 Full capacity

Arakonam taluk: Highest number of tanks

198: Total tanks

173: Filled to capacity

16: 75% filled

9: 50%

District Scenario

66 tanks: 75%

55: 50%

26: 25%

6: less than 25%

LIVES LOST

(From November 9-26)

21 persons (15 men, 6 women)

33 animals

Major anaicuts of Palar and Ponnai continue to receive good inflow from the forests in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. Palar anaicut receives 799 cusecs and 486 cusecs of water is being discharged through Palar river in Wallajah area, 313 cusecs through channels.

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