SALEM: With the southwest monsoon expected to settle in the coming week, the flow into Mettur Dam has been on the rise in the last few days.
On Friday the dam received 3,300 cusecs and the inflow rose to 4,841 cusecs on Saturday.
PWD sources attributed the rise in inflow to the rains in the hilly region of Karnataka, which is immediately above the dam’s water spread area.
Water from the main Cauvery basin area in Karnatka is yet to be diverted to Tamil Nadu. This will take some more time, said PWD sources. The discharge from the dam for drinking water purposes was 500 cusecs on Saturday.
The storage in the dam stood at 38.850 feet against its full level of 120 feet. The dam holds 11.504 tmcft feet against its full capacity of 93.5 tmcft.