KATTAPPANA: Idukki and Cheruthoni dams have been opened for the public in connection with the South Zone Senior Volleyball Championship, Idukki Volley-2008, which was underway at Cheruthoni on Monday. The tourists are allowed entry to the dams and boating facilities are arranged in the reservoir, said a KSEB official. A counter has been opened near the entrance of Cheruthoni dam to issue passes and tickets for boating, he said and added that the dams were opened for the public in view of the vacation time for students and the demand of the public to visit the dams. The visitors will be allowed entry till May 5, he said. — A Correspondent