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Updated: June 5, 2014 09:53 IST

Rains push up flow into Mettur dam

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Billigundlu in Krishnagiri, where the Cauvery enters Tamil Nadu before flowing into the dam, recorded 5,000 cusecs at 8 a.m.
The Hindu Billigundlu in Krishnagiri, where the Cauvery enters Tamil Nadu before flowing into the dam, recorded 5,000 cusecs at 8 a.m.

The water level in the dam has gone up from 40.48 feet to 41.28 feet

Rains in catchments have pushed up water flow into the Stanley Reservoir at Mettur from 3,800 cusecs (cubic feet per second) on Tuesday to 5,477 cusecs on Wednesday morning.

Billigundlu in Krishnagiri, where the Cauvery enters Tamil Nadu before flowing into the dam, recorded 5,000 cusecs at 8 a.m.

Tourists had a good time at Hogennakal as the falls presented a pleasant sight.

PWD officials at Mettur said the water level in the dam went up from 40.48 feet to 41.28 feet, against the Full Reservoir Level of 120 feet. The storage improved from 12,339 thousand million cubic feet (tmcft) to 12,759 tmcft on Wednesday, against the dam’s capacity of 93.470 tmcft. The outflow was 500 cusecs, meant for drinking water supply.

During the same period last year, officials said, the level was 18.89 feet and the storage was 3.78 tmcft.

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