Mettur dam

Mettur dam release extension not needed, courtesy unseasonal rains, says PWD officials

Earlier, the farmers here had requested with the state government to reopen the Mettur Dam and release water for at least a month.

published on : 10th February 2023

Mettur water release extension may hit supply for kuruvai: WRO

District collector M Pradeep Kumar had also written a letter to the PWD-WRO department to continue releasing water from the dam.

published on : 6th February 2023

Farmers demand reopening of Mettur Dam, request Cauvery water release for at least a month

Around 64,000 hectares of samba and thaladi paddy have cultivated in Nagapattinam district in 2022-23.

published on : 31st January 2023

12K cusecs of water discharged from Mettur dam

Meanwhile, in Erode, the first phase of water release from the Bhavanisagar dam into the Lower Bhavani Project (LBP) canal has been extended.

published on : 31st December 2022

Widespread rains, forecast reduce water release from Mettur by around 60 per cent

The water release, which stood at 12,000 cusecs till Saturday evening, was reduced to 5,000 cusecs on Sunday.

published on : 5th December 2022

Release from Mettur dam dips to 75K cusecs; girl washed away in Namakkal

The inflow will increase again as rains are forecast in the area. Hence, the flood warning still continues for the people living on the Cauvery banks.”

published on : 19th October 2022

Boats, relief camps, reinforcement: Mayiladuthurai gears up to tackle Kollidam flood

"We are taking the steps needed to tackle risk. Reinforcement team to arrest breaches in vulnerable spots are on standby.

published on : 18th October 2022

Authorities discharge surplus water from TN's Mettur dam, warn of floods

The authorities have issued flood alert to the people living in the low lying areas and also along river banks in as many as nine districts.The authorities have issued flood alert to the people living

published on : 15th October 2022

10 of 15 irrigation dams in Tamil Nadu 90 per cent full; 98 per cent water in Mettur

Of the 15 irrigation reservoirs in Tamil Nadu, water level in 10 of them is at nearly 90% of their storage capacity—thanks to copious rainfall during southwest monsoon.

published on : 2nd October 2022

ICAR researchers discover new species of catfish in Mettur Dam

A new catfish species of the genus Pangasius has been discovered by the ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBFGR) from Mettur Dam in Salem district.

published on : 30th September 2022

Flood alert sounded in Cuddalore following increased discharge from Mettur dam

An alert has been sounded across the banks of the river Kollidam as water has been discharged at the rate of 90,000 cusecs from the Mettur dam.

published on : 7th September 2022

Flood alert sounded along Cauvery river banks in Salem

The dam is receiving water from Karnataka which is experiencing copious rains since Sunday night.

published on : 6th September 2022

1.85 lakh cusecs discharged from Mettur dam

Flood alert has been issued to people living on the banks of Cauvery in Salem, Erode and Namakkal districts.

published on : 31st August 2022

Salem man held for making hoax bomb call to Mettur dam

According to the sources, on Friday around 7 pm, the control room in Chennai received a bomb threat phone call to the Mettur Dam.

published on : 21st August 2022

Dams overflow as rain pounds TN, govt says no release of water without warning

He held a review meeting through videoconference with Collectors of 12 districts (located on the banks of Cauvery and Kollidam rivers) and officials of various departments.

published on : 5th August 2022

Kollidam flood fury destroys crops in Tamil Nadu's Mayiladuthurai

Villages like Alakkudi, Muthalaimedu, Vellamanal and Nathalpadugai in the Kollidam block, which are near the river mouth, were the worst affected by the increased discharge.

published on : 21st July 2022

1.25 lakh cusecs of Cauvery water from Mettur dam reaches Mayanur barrage

Over 1.25 lakh cusecs of Cauvery water, which was released from Mettur dam, reached Karur on Monday.

published on : 19th July 2022

Salem collector releases water from Mettur dam for irrigation

Based on Chief Minister MK Stalin’s instructions, Salem Collector S Karmegam released water for irrigation from Mettur dam on Saturday.

published on : 17th July 2022

Tamil Nadu: Despite copious inflow, delta farmers demand hike in water release from Mettur dam

Following comfortable storage, water from the dam was released on May 24, well ahead of the stipulated date of June 12, for Kuruvai paddy in delta districts.

published on : 14th July 2022

Water Resources Department to check Tamil Nadu dams for safety before Northeast monsoon

The State government has instructed the Water Resources Department (WRD) to inspect all dams across the State before the onset of the monsoon and submit reports as early as possible.

published on : 9th July 2022
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