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Updated: September 21, 2013 15:05 IST

Rain revives Western Ghats' catchments

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Rain seems to have revived after a long lull in the catchments areas of various reservoirs in Western Ghats.

In the last 24 hours that ended at 8.30 a.m. Friday, the district recorded a total rainfall of 193 mm and the average rainfall stood at 16.08. Rainfall helped in improving the storage in many of the reservoirs under the Parambikulam – Aliyar Project.

Near Coimbatore, Siruvani, the major drinking water source for Coimbatore and a number of wayside habitations, was already overflowing for the second time. Storage in various dams was improving (see graphics).

Rainfall in mm at various places; Pollachi 2, Cincona 70, Chinnakallar 62, Valparai PAP 36, Valparai Taluk office 23, Sholayar 85, Parambikulam 28, Thoonakadavu 16, Peruvaripallam 19, Aliyar 0.5, Upper Nirar 62, Lower Nirar 65, Kadamparai 3, VLP camp 36, Makkinampatti 4 and Manacadavu 5.2.

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