The water ranges within the Mullaperiyar and Idukki dams don’t give trigger for concern for the time being, Minister for Water Sources Roshy Augustine mentioned on Wednesday after reviewing the reservoir state of affairs towards the backdrop of the heavy rainfall within the State.
“The rule curve prescribed for Mullaperiyar dam is 137.5 ft until August 10, and 138 ft after that until August 30. Water stage is simply at 134.85 ft, however the state of affairs is monitored by the hour,” he advised reporters right here, including that rainfall appear to be lowering within the catchment areas of the dam.
Tamil Nadu is at the moment drawing 1,867 cusecs of water from Mullaperiyar. Within the Idukki reservoir, storage now stands at 1,012.565 mcm, which constitutes round 68% of the storage capability, Mr. Augustine mentioned.
Storage within the reservoir stands at 2,375.5 toes, whereas the rule curve prescribed until August 10 is 2,383 toes. Influx into the reservoir could be very low as rainfall has thinned within the catchment areas, he mentioned.
Augustine mentioned the elimination of silt and particles from rivers had helped to stop floods to a fantastic extent in the course of the current heavy rainfall. One crore cubic metres of silt and particles have been faraway from the rivers. River desiltation shall be taken up yearly within the month of February, he mentioned.