Papanasam dam crosses 100 feet mark, Manimuthar is rising

Staff Reporter

TIRUNELVELI: One of the major reservoirs in Tirunelveli district, Papanasam dam, has crossed the 100 feet mark, thanks to an overnight rain in the catchment areas in the deeper parts of Western Ghats.

Thanks to the rainfall of 58 mm in the catchment areas, the level in the Papanasam dam, which stood at 93.90 feet on Saturday, rose to 100.35 feet on Sunday morning. The inflow was 5,355 cusecs.

The level in the relatively small Servalar dam rose from 102.36 feet to 114.11 feet after 57 mm rainfall was recorded there.

However, the storage in the Manimuthar dam, another major reservoir of the district, is slowly increasing. As rainfall is so scanty in this region, the level rose from 69.50 feet to 71.90 feet.

Though the places, which experienced some rainfall on Saturday, did not witness significant precipitation on Sunday, the remaining parts of the district had rains on Saturday night and this morning.

The amounts of rainfall recorded in the district (in mm): Shencottai - 92, Gundar dam - 87, Radhapuram - 62, Ambasamudram - 32, Adavinainar dam - 31, Nanguneri - 30, Palayamkottai - 25, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli and Ramanadhi dam - 12, Gadananadhi dam - 10, Aaikudi - 6.40, Karuppanadhi - 6, Sivagiri - 2.20.

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