Heavy rain continued in Idukki with an average rainfall of 52.76 mm recorded in the district on Wednesday. The highest rainfall recorded in the district was in Devikulam taluk (78.4 mm) followed by Peerumade (74 mm), Thodupuzha (32.6 mm), and Udumpanchola (29.8 mm). At Munnar under Devikulam taluk, it is a record rainfall of the season compared to the same period last year.

Shutters of Kallarkutty and Ponmudy dams remained opened. Various check dams and diversion dams are overflowing in the district. The head-works dam which diverts water to the Pallivasal irrigation project too is overflowing. There was 70 per cent water in Mattupetty dam near Munnar.

The water level in Idukki dam was 2,373.26 ft. on Wednesday compared to the 2,310 ft on the same day last year. It was a record water level of over three decades estimated from June 1 to July 24. An official at the Dam Monitoring and Research Station, Cheruthoni, said the water level in the reservoir was rising at an average of two feet daily. There was heavy inflow through the Periyar and various other tributaries, The official said the production level at the Moolamattom Power House had been increased. The production level on Wednesday was 4.65 mu. There was 67.18 per cent water in the Idukki reservoir, he said.

The rainfall in the catchment area was 49 mm. The water level in the Mullaperiyar dam rose to 128.1 ft. Tamil Nadu has also increased the level of drawing water from the dam. An official of the control room at the collectorate at Painavu said that no major rain related incident was reported.

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