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Flood alert sounded on banks of Bhavani river

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With discharge at Bhavani Sagar Reservoir stepped up to 7,200 cusecs, flood alert has been sounded to people living on banks of the River Bhavani here on Monday evening.

At 4 p.m., the inflow into the reservoir was 7,197 cusecs which was 2,593 cusecs at 8 a.m. on Monday. The water level continues to be at 105 feet against the maximum reservoir level of 105 feet while the storage was 32.800 tmc against the capacity of 32.800 tmc. “The entire inflow is discharged into the river”, said a senior engineer at the Public Works Department. Following the alert, people living near the river were asked to be cautious as the discharge depends on the inflow.

The discharge in Lower Bhavani Project from the reservoir is yet to commence as the breach in the left bank of the canal at Mallanaickanoor village on November 7 is yet to be plugged in. Officials said that the plug is being attended and work is expected to be completed by Tuesday evening.

Meanwhile, surplus water is being discharged from Thannerpallam and Ennamangalam tanks in Gobichettipalayam block here on Monday. The tanks have a storage capacity of 0.01 thousand million cubic feet (tmc) and 0.03 tmc respectively.

Staff Reporter from Salem adds:

The inflow to Stanley Reservoir of Mettur dam increased to 24,021 cusecs of water on Monday.

According to PWD officials, on Monday, the water level at the dam was 119.61 ft against a total scale of 120ft. The stored capacity of water in the dam was 92,851 mcft and inflow to the dam was 24,021 cusecs of water. According to officials, 14,000 cusecs of water was let in to River Cauvery and 600 cusecs to East-West Canal from the dam.

The outflow was increased to 16,000 cusecs of water recently considering demand of farmers from Delta region.

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