Water level crosses 93 ft. at Bhavani Sagar Dam

With the inflow continuing to be over 35,000 cusecs, water level at Bhavani Sagar Dam crossed 93 feet against the maximum reservoir level of 105 feet on Thursday.

At 6 p.m., the water level stood at 93.13 feet while the inflow was 35,344 cusecs. The storage was 23.681 tmc against the full capacity of 32.800 tmc. The discharge was 400 cusecs in Arakankottai and Thadapalli canals and 500 cusecs in Kalingarayan canal.

PWD officials said about 17,000 cusecs continued to be discharged from Pilloor Reservoir into River Bhavani. Also, heavy rain in The Nilgiris brought more water to River Moyar that finally entered the dam. The water level had gone up by seven feet from 86.76 feet on August 4 to 93.13 feet on August 6, they added.

The inflow at Mettur dam has increased from Thursday evening. According to officials from Public Works Department, the inflow increased to 6,000 cusecs from 3,625 cusecs. Water level in the dam was 64.20 ft against a total 120ft.

The stored capacity at the dam was 27,915 tmc and the discharge to delta region was maintained at 3, 000 cusecs.

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