THENI: With no rain in Periyar dam and its catchments, storage level has not increased much. Water level rose to 134.9 feet on Friday. It stood at 134.6 feet on Wednesday.
Inflow has come down to 2,242 cusecs from over 4,000 cusecs two days ago. However, Public Works Department officials have been releasing 1,970 cusecs from the dam. Water level stood at 46.75 feet in Vaigai dam. Inflow into the dam was 1,264 cusecs and discharge, 941 cusecs.
It would be used for irrigating over 2 lakh acres in Madurai and Dindigul districts and 41 cusecs for providing drinking water to Madurai and Andipatti-Sedapatti comprehensive drinking water scheme.