The district has been experiencing less rain during the last few days even though overcast conditions prevailed for most part of the days.
Compared to the initial days of the week, higher rainfall was recorded for the 24 hours period ending at 8 a.m. on Thursday.
It was 110.8 mm, with an average of 15.83 mm, against 65 mm (average 9.29 mm) recorded at 8 a.m. on Wednesday and 89.60 mm (average of 12.8 mm) recorded in Tuesday. Department of revenue administration, disaster management and mitigation sources told The Hindu that Thirumoorthy and Amaravathy dams received just 2 mm and 4 mm rainfall in the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. on Thursday.
Water level at Thirumoorthy dam stood at 28.36 feet against the total height of 60 feet at 8 a.m. on the day.
Inflow into the dam through contour canal was computed at 600 cusecs and through Palar River at 10 cusecs.
“The outflow was 236 cusecs through Parambiikulam main canal,” Public Works Department sources told this paper.
In the case of Amarvathy dam, the water height stood at 50.52 ft against the maximum of 90 ft while the inflow and outflow were 537 and 403 cusecs, respectively, at 8 a.m.
Since the recent onset of monsoon, complaints of impure/muddy drinking water supply were galore from the public in the city and its hinterland.
Likewise, the stagnation of water in residential areas in low lying areas across the city is providing a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Corporation sources said preoccupation with election duties was the reason for not carrying out anti-mosquito drive in a concerted manner.