There are indications of rain lasting for two more days

With rain continuing in the catchments of various reservoirs across the district, the Siruvani storage has improved despite withdrawal for drinking water needs.


The catchment areas of Siruvani witnessed rainfall of 47 mm on Wednesday, while it was 34 mm the previous day.

Rainfall was on the rise and there are indications of rain continuing for the next couple of days, TWAD Board sources said.

On Thursday, the water level in the dam stood at a little over 21 ft as against the Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of 50 ft.

In the event of rainfall continuing and even intensifying, there could be further improvement in storage despite daily withdrawal. Within the next 50 to 60 days, the North East monsoon was expected to set in bringing further rainfall.

Many areas of the city witnessed moderate showers at night and it continued into the day as well.

Meanwhile, Coimbatore district recorded total rainfall of 152 mm and average rainfall stood at 12.67. Pollachi recorded 20, Chincona 34, Chinna Kallar 51, Valparai PAP 23, Valparai Taluk office 24. Rainfall in Upper Nirar was 51, Lower Nirar 52, Thoonakadavu 18 and Peruvaripallam 23.

Storage in reservoirs (in feet): Sholayar had 124.92 (as against the Full Reservoir Level of 160) and the rainfall was 36 mm. Parambikulam 41.77 (72) and rainfall was 41, Aliyar had 73.60 (120), Thirumurthy 23.20 (60) and rainfall was 5, Amaravathy 31.17 (90).

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