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Siruvani reservoir filling up

Special Correspondent
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Rain in the last one week has helped in considerably improving the storage in various reservoirs and the steady inflow into the reservoirs across the district continues.

Siruvani reservoir, the city's major drinking water provider, is also witnessing a sustained increase in storage. As against the full reservoir level of 49 ft, the storage on Thursday stood at 46 ft and the inflow into the reservoir from the tributaries continues.

On Thursday, the rainfall recorded at the dam was four mm and at the foothills three mm at 8.30 a.m.

On Wednesday, the rainfall received by the district was 84.80 mm and the average was 7.07.

Rainfall

Similarly, the rainfall recorded at 8.30 a.m. on Thursday in mm is as follows: Annur 7, Airport Peelamedu 14.40, Mettupalayam 13.20, Pollachi 4, Periyanaickenpalayam 29, Sulur 23, TNAU 13.80, Coimbatore South 15.40, Thoonakadavu 10, Peruvaripallam 15, Pollachi 26, and Sircarpathy 10.

Rainfall in Pollachi and surrounding areas had resulted in the storage improving in the reservoirs coming under the Parambikulam – Aliyar Project (PAP). Sholayar has already surplus water, while Parambikulam and Aliyar are almost reaching the brim. Storage in Amaravathy and Thirumurthy are also steadily and slowly increasing.

The PAP caters to the irrigation needs of over 4 lakh acres in Coimbatore, Tirupur and Erode districts. Continuing rain and improvement in storage have come as a good news for the farmers.

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