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Idukki:ENDING THE DISPUTE: The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the level of the Mullapperiyar dam can be raised from 136 feet to 142 feet ending years of dispute between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Kerala had argued that the Periyar Tiger Reserve and nearby areas would be hit if the height of the dam was raised. Kerala Government on Monday decided to seek legal opinion on the Supreme Court verdict. .Photo:Johney Thomas.

Idukki:ENDING THE DISPUTE: The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the level of the Mullapperiyar dam can be raised from 136 feet to 142 feet ending years of dispute between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Kerala had argued that the Periyar Tiger Reserve and nearby areas would be hit if the height of the dam was raised. Kerala Government on Monday decided to seek legal opinion on the Supreme Court verdict. .Photo:Johney Thomas. | Photo Credit: JOHNEY THOMAS

The water level in Mullaperiyar dam was 127.70 feet (maximum permissible level is 142 ft) with an inflow of 1,457 cusecs and a discharge of 1,678 cusecs. In Vaigai dam, the water level stood at 52.99 feet (71 ft) with an inflow of 939 cusecs and discharge of 869 cusecs. The combined storage in Periyar credit was 5,216 mcft.

The rainfall (in mm) recorded during the last 24 hours ending at 6 a.m. on Monday are as follows: Periyar 22, Thekkady 17.4, Shanmuganadhi dam 12.5, Uthamapalayam 11.6 and Gudalur 10.8.


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