With the Northeast monsoon season beginning, the water storage level in the Siruvani started rising gradually and the officials have increased the intake from the reservoir.
The lack of rains in Kerala affected drinking water supply in Coimbatore as Siruvani dam reached its dead storage level.
The resolution proposes taking over all assets linked to the Siruvani dam water supply and waiving off charges since CCMC had executed the project using its resources.
Due to heavy rain in Nilgiris, Pillur dam level rose to 93.5ft against full capacity of 97.5ft in 24 hours
Siruvani dam, which is one of the sources of drinking water for Coimbatore, is located inside a reserve forest in Palakkad, and Tamil Nadu pays for its maintenance.
The southwest monsoon usually brings rain in early June in catchment areas of Siruvani.
Speaking to TNIE, a TWAD board official from the Siruvani division said with the dead storage level marked at 863.4 metres, the water level currently stands at 864.2 metres.