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Despite rain, water level low in Idukki, Mullaperiyar dams

Despite rain, the water level in the Idukki and Mullaperiyar dams is much below the maximum storage level.

The water level in the Idukki dam on Tuesday was 2,373.96 ft while the maximum storage level is 2,403 ft. The water level on Monday was 2,372. 32 ft. There was a rainfall of 74 mm in the catchment area on Monday.

An official of the Kerala State Electricity Board said the blue alert level as per the Central Water Commission is 2,375.53 ft, the orange alert level 2,381.53 ft, and the red alert level 2,382.53 ft. The water level was at a controllable level now. Power generation at Moolamattom had increased. It was 14.39 million units on Monday and 12.60 mu on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam on Tuesday was 134.75 ft. The maximum storage level fixed by the Supreme Court is 142 ft. While the inflow on Tuesday was 2,676 cusecs, Tamil Nadu was drawing water at 1,867 cusecs, according to an official of the Tamil Nadu Public Works department.


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