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Water level in Mullai Periyar dam reached 142 ft; Final flood alert given

As on Tuesday morning status, 2,210 cusecs of inflow was seen in the dam, while 1,682.46 cusecs is being released for irrigation of farm lands in Tamil Nadu.

Published: 30th November 2021 10:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th November 2021 10:06 AM   |  A+A-

A view of the Mullaiperiyar reservoir in Kerala | File photo

By Express News Service

THENI: Public Works Department officials have issued the third and final flood alert as the water level in Mullai Periyar dam reached 142 feet at 3.55 am here on Tuesday.

Following this, 1,682.46 cusecs of water is being released, said the PWD officials. The water level in the dam is maintained based on rule curve method. Following the court order, Tamil Nadu government released the water from the dam to Kerala on October 29. The water level has been increasing steadily with incessant rains and it reached the maximum capacity of 142 feet on Tuesday.

As on Tuesday morning status, 2,210 cusecs of inflow was seen in the dam, while 1,682.46 cusecs is being released for irrigation of farm lands in Tamil Nadu.

In a bid to celebrate the water release, Tamil Nadu farmers from Theni, Madurai, Dindigul, Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram are to garland the statue of Colonel John Pennycuick in Lower Camp on Tuesday evening.

Meanwhile, residents near the reservoir has been given third and the final flood alert.



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