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Rain creates new falls in Yercaud forests

A waterfalls formed after recent rain in interior forests in the foothills of Yercaud in Salem. E. Lakshmi Narayanan

A waterfalls formed after recent rain in interior forests in the foothills of Yercaud in Salem. E. Lakshmi Narayanan   | Photo Credit: E. LakshmiNarayanan

Forest officials warn people against bathing at such spots

Heavy rain in Yercaud has led to new waterfalls forming at various places in the foothills. Sensing that tourists might make a beeline to such spots, Forest Department officials have warned the public against trespassing into forest areas and bathing at such falls.

The mini falls are located deep inside the forests, and people find these places ideal picnic spots. As these falls are located at least three to four kilometres inside the forests, people have to trek to these spots. Forest officials said people could not get to these areas without obtaining proper permission from the department.

District Forest Officer A. Periasamy discouraged the public from taking out trips to these places as they were located in the reserve forest areas. Entering these places without permission would amount to trespass and would attract action, he said.

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