Water was released from Perunchani dam for irrigation on Friday. The rains which lashed the catchment areas of the district have raised the water level in all the four dams in the district — Pechipparai, Perunchani, Chittar I and Chittar II. Perunchani dam had an inflow of 349 cusecs on Friday, and the Public Work Department officials released 130 cusecs for irrigation.

According to PWD sources, the water level in all the tanks and ponds is also rapidly increasing due to the heavy rains in various parts of the district.

The water was released from Pechipparai dam for irrigation on June 20 in order to facilitate the farmers to carry out agriculture operation for ‘kannipoove’ season. The inflow of water into Pechipparai dam was 689 cusecs and the discharge was 720 cusecs.

The rainfall recorded in various areas is (in mm): Pechipparai — 1.2, Chittar I — 3.2, Chittar II — 2, Surulode — 4, Anaikidanku — 2 and Thirparappu — 3.