As per the Supreme Court’s direction, water was being released from the Mettur Dam from 8 p.m. on Monday. To begin with 9,000 cusecs of water was released as the water level stood at 34.04 feet on Tuesday, as against its full level of 120 feet. The inflow was 330 cusecs and the discharge, 4,195 cusecs. The court directed the State to release 2 tmcft from the dam to save the standing crop as it would be compensated by water to be released from Karnataka.

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