STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Mettur dam full after 8-year wait

Level touches 120 feet at 9 pm; site declared out of bounds as 3rd flood alert sounded; 85,000 cusecs released.

Published: 05th August 2013 10:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2013 10:49 AM   |  A+A-

Mettur-Dam

The Mettur Dam reached full level at 9 pm on Sunday, a feat achieved after a gap of eight years. The dam was receiving 1,45,000 cusec when the water level reached the 120-feet mark. As much as 85,000 cusec of water was being let out, partly through the 16 vent surplus weir and partly through regular channels.

Salem Collector K Maharabushanam issued the third flood warning when the dam touched full level and banned vehicular movement on the Ellis Sadle bridge.

With the surplus weir opened, even essential traffic has been banned and people were prohibited from going near the dam site.

After the flood alert was sounded, the revenue officials and police are monitoring habitations on the river banks. The officials had earlier issued a second flood warning when it reached 119.02 feet.

PWD Water Resources Wing officials and the reservoir managers had on Saturday night decided to regulate water level through controlled discharges to avoid letting out huge surplus in a sudden spate, which could result in flash floods.

Besides, hundreds of people were thronging the Cauvery in many districts for the Adiperukku festival. At 12 noon on Sunday, the water level reached 118.54 feet with an inflow of 1,45,225 feet.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp