Krishnagiri: Water released from KRP Dam

Time frame will not be extended beyond 120 days: Collector

KRISHNAGIRI: Water from the Krishnagiri Reservoir Project (KRP) Dam was released for the second crop from the right and left main canals on Friday by Collector V.K. Shanmugam in the presence of Kaveripattinam MLA T.A. Magenathan. A total of 9,012 acres of agriculture land in 16 villages will benefit for the next 120 days.

Gushing out: Water released from the KRP Dam for irrigation on Friday. Krishnagiri Collector V.K. Shanmugam opened the sluice gates. — Photo: N. Bashkaran

A total of 4,287 acres in the ayacut of right main canal and the small lakes on the way and 4,725 acres in the ayacut of left main canal and the small lakes on its way will be irrigated.

Periyamuthur, Sundekuppam, Thimmapuram, Soutaalli, Thalialli, Kalvealli, Kundalapatti, Mittaalli, Erraalli, Penneswaramadam, Kaveripattinam, Palekuli, Marichettihalli, Nagojanaalli, Janapparuralli and Paiyur will benefit from the dam water.

Water will be released for 120 days.

“The time frame for water release will not be extended beyond 120 days. Hence, farmers should use water judiciously,” the Collector said.

Water level

The present water level in the KRP Dam was 51.70 ft as against its full height of 52 ft. Water storage was 1632.22 cft. Water released through the right main canal and left main canal was 180 cft per second.

Earlier, water from the dam was released for the first crop from July 2 this year for 150 days.

R. Gouthaman, Assistant Executive Engineer and presidents of Water Users Association participated.

From THE HINDU

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