Tamil Nadu

Mookaneri Lake filling up

Mookaneri lake near Salem city is fast filling up.– PHOTO: E. LAKSHMI NARAYANAN  

The Mookaneri lake, a major water body of the district, has been fast filling up thanks to the widespread rainfall received in the Yercaud hill station.

The rain water from the hills reached the Puthu Yeri.

The surplussing water of Puthu Yeri reached Mookaneri lake thorugh the Kothukaran Odai.

The Mookaneri lake was remaining dry for the last five years and copious inflow of water has brought much cheer to both the city residents and the farmers alike.

The officials are involved in the work of cleaning the waterways to ensure the free flow of water in case of Mookaneri lake overflows.

The Mookaneri lake all of a sudden has become a picnic spot.

The local residents have started visiting the lake in cars and two-wheelers along with their family members to have a glimpse of the lake. They also visited the Puthu Yeri.

Many prefer to take a selfie with the lake in background.

With Sunday being a holiday, there was heavy rush of vehicles at the Mookanery lake and the Kannankurichi police rushed to spot and regulated the crowd.

People continued to visit and have a glimpse of the water filled lake on Monday too.

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