Reservoirs in the state are more than 65 per cent full just one month after Summer and early release of irrigation water for Kharif.
This follows the 105.5 per cent excess pre-monsoon rains this year (March 1, 2022, to May 31, 2022), which is the highest in the state in the last 50 years.
Officials attributed the more water level to heavy rains received during monsoon last year, besides copious inflows from upstream projects.
The comfortable position of water levels, besides the forecast of an early monsoon, have made the government decide to go for early release of water from projects to aycuts.
As Tamil Nadu begins to feel the summer heat, water level in 90 reservoirs across the State has gone down by 58 thousand million cubic feet (tmcft) in last two months, show data.
The committee will give its report in the next six months and will also examine how the area right from Ananthagiri to the filer beds in Mir Alam can be declared as eco-sensitive.
These projects are part of the Delhi government’s endeavours to provide 24x7 water supply to the capital and equip the city with adequate sewerage infrastructure.
Heavy rains have kept Thervoy Kandigai reservoir brimming since Sunday. In fact, it’s been filled to capacity multiple times since it was commissioned last November.
Tamil Nadu records 50 per cent plus more rainfall, a chunk of reservoirs inching close to full level
During this period, the rainfall recorded in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry was 38 CM, which is 51 per cent above normal, 25 CM being the usual level.
Initially, 500 cusec was released from Chembarambakkam and Puzhal before being increased to 2,000 cusec as it continued to rain.
Water level of four major reservoirs in Koraput, Malkangiri and Kalahandi alarmingly low
On Tuesday, with rains lashing for at least a month now, five of the city’s reservoirs together had a water storage of 9.6 TMCFT.