Water to reach Mettur today

Inflow from KRS reservoir crosses TN border at Biliguntulu, touches 4,000 cusecs.

Published: 09th December 2012 08:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th December 2012 08:45 AM   |  A+A-


The Cauvery water released from the Krishnaraja Sagar dam in Karanataka reached the Tamil Nadu border late on Saturday night. Officials of the Public Works Department (PWD) and Central Water Commission (CWC), who confirmed this to

Express, said that the gauging station at Biliguntulu, the entry point of the state near Hogenakkal in Dharmapuri district, has recorded the arrival. The water is expected to reach the Stanley reservoir at Mettur in Salem district during the wee hours of Sunday. Following the SC directive to release 10,000 cusecs to Tamil Nadu for five days, water was released from Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) dam in Karnataka on late Thursday night.

The released quantum reached TN border after travelling over 300 km.  Sources said the level in Biliguntulu, where the water inflow measuring scale has been installed, touched around 4,000 cusecs on Saturday evening. The inflow is expected to increase in the night, officials said.


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