COIMBATORE: Bringing cheers to farmers nearly after four years, Siruvani dam will filled to the brim following incessant rains. Water was discharged to Bhavani river through Pillur dam and Attappady in Kerala to manage the situation.
The officials said that though there was less rains in the catchments, there was abundant rainfall in Muthikulam, considered the main water source for Siruvani dam. As a result, the dam received nearly 500 cubic feet as inflow. On Tuesday, total of 110 MLD of water was supplied to old city residents and wayside village habitation.
They further said that though officials from Kerala Dam Safety Organisation were expected to visit the dam site for monitoring, due to heavy showers and uprooted trees, they failed to reach the spot through Tamil Nadu.
Pillur dam also received an inflow of 10,000 cubic feet. Of that 6,000 cubic feet was discharged into the Bhavani river. Following this, the revenue officials asked people staying along the river banks to move to a safer location.
Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage board (TWAD) Chief Engineer K Mathiyalagan, S Adviser, Coimbatore, Sampath Kumar, and Executive Engineer of TWAD Siruvani division N Udaya Singh expressed their happiness over the early filling of the dam.
Also due to heavy rains, Collector T N Hariharan announced leave for schools in Valparai on Wednesday as well. The schools will remain closed for the third consecutive day.