Water Resources Department

Erode farmers submit views on LBP reconstruction

Farmers from Erode submitted their views to the Water Resources Department (WRD) officials regarding the LBP canal reconstruction project on Monday.

published on : 21st March 2023

Farmers rejoice over Rs 800 crore allocation for restoring waterbodies in Ramanathapuram

At present, more than 98,000 hectares of paddy, which is 73% of the total paddy cultivation in Ramanathapuram, have been completely damaged due to irrigation woes.

published on : 21st March 2023

Despite lower temp than last year, groundwater level dips in 19 districts

Though the mercury level was lower last month when compared to February 2022, the groundwater level has seen a decline.

published on : 9th March 2023

Water Resources Department gives nod for 10 lakefront developments

“Being the sole proprietor of the lakes, we have urged the tank bunds should not be disturbed and similarly, the inlet and outlet should not be affected at any cost,” sources said.

published on : 22nd February 2023

No funds to enhance Chennai city’s water storage capacity

"The state government predicts that, with the projected population growth, the annual demand could gradually rise to 32 TMC ft of water in the next five- 10 years.

published on : 8th February 2023

Rain, Krishna water boost reservoir levels

As per the inter-state agreement, Andhra Pradesh releases 12 TMC feet of water to TN every year in two spells.

published on : 3rd December 2022

15-20 shutters of reservoirs need to be replaced: Water Resources Department

Around 15 to 20 shutters in reservoirs are in a poor state and need to be replaced, said a senior official from the Water Resources Department.

published on : 14th November 2022

Poondi reservoir’s lost chance to store two tmcft more water

The department is now waiting for funds to be sanctioned for the project. The official said the expansion proposal may be approved in the next budget session.

published on : 10th November 2022

Stormwater drain work will be over in a month, says CM  MK Stalin

Stalin inspects ongoing work in five North Chennai Assembly seats

published on : 9th October 2022

80 per cent flood mitigation work to be completed this week in Chennai

Efforts on in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and  Chengalpattu

published on : 6th October 2022

‘All waterbodies in TN can’t be saved from encroachers’: WRD senior official

According to a recent study, Tamil Nadu has over 2 lakh ponds and minor irrigation sources, but only 90,000 are in use now.

published on : 3rd 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

Water Resources Department awaits reservoir feasibility report

The Water Resources Department (WRD) is waiting for a feasibility report to enhance Poondi reservoir’s storage capacity and build a new reservoir at Ramanjeri, which is 11 km upstream.

published on : 20th August 2022

Water Resources Department intensifies drive to clear squatters

Following the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order to clear encroachments from Potheri and Alampakkam lakes, the Water Resources Department is intensifying its efforts.

published on : 18th August 2022

Construction of 30 storage structures underway: CM Patnaik 

Stating that Odisha is primarily an agrarian State, the Chief Minister said that the Water Resources department has a major responsibility of providing irrigation facilities to the farmers.

published on : 3rd August 2022

Few Chennai city lakes to become drinking water sources?

To supplement the water supply, a small reservoir was built by upgrading Kattur and Thatmanji tanks by increasing their combined capacity from 58.27 million cubic feet (mcft) to 350 mcft.

published on : 1st August 2022

Three crest gates of Andhra Pradesh's Srisailam dam lifted to release water

The Water Resources Department lifted three crest gates of the Srisailam dam up to a height of 10 feet to release surplus water downstream.

published on : 24th 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

Survey two lakes to identify encroachments: NGT to Tamil Nadu water resources department

After scrutinizing evidence and submissions made by a joint committee, the NGT bench and expert member K Satyagopal directed the authorities to compare the current lake size with the original extent.

published on : 5th July 2022

Odisha's hydropower generation hit due to delayed monsoon, low reservoir level 

Sources in Odisha Hydro Power Corporation said the water level in the Rengali dam is at a critical stage and water from the reservoir is released only for irrigation and drinking water purpose.

published on : 20th June 2022
1 2 >