Coimbatore

Water stored in Upper Bhavani Dam to be released

Good rain in district since Sept. 6

Due to the continuing rain in the Nilgiris, the district administration, after discussions with the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited, has decided to open the sluices of the Upper Bhavani Dam.

As a result of the release of 500 cubic feet of water from the dam, the district administration has warned people residing in Athikadavu, Pilloor and other areas to move to higher ground.

Officials said that around 800 mm of rain has been recorded in different parts of the Nilgiris since September 6, and that the storage in the reservoirs in the district was nearing full capacity.

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