Staff Reporter

ERODE: The Revenue and Public Works Departments have issued flood alert in the Bhavani river and asked people living on the banks of Bhavani river in Sathyamangalam, Kodivery and Bhavani area to go for safer places.

Due to heavy rain in catchment areas, the inflow into the Lower Bhavani reservoir has increased. On Thursday, 5,606 cusecs of water is flowing into the reservoir, 3,750 cusecs of water is released into the Bhavani river and 2,300 cusecs in LBP canal. The level of the reservoir is 104 feet on Thursday as against full level of 105 feet. Rain continues in catchment areas and the PWD will not store more water in the LBP reservoir and all the water flowing into the dam will be discharged.