Tirunelveli: Tamirabharani experiences flood

TIRUNELVELI: The perennial Tamirabharani has experiencing flood since Tuesday night following significant rainfall in the catchment areas in the Western Ghats and consequent rise in inflow into all major irrigation dams.

As incessant rainfall continued in the catchment areas, inflow into the Papanasam Dam and Servalar Dam, rose to 4,359.83 cusecs.

As both the dams were already brimming, the fresh inflow was discharged in the Tamirabharani.

The river swelled further when rainwater from the forest and residential areas entered into the lifeline of the southern districts. Since the Manimuthar dam experienced a good rainfall of 160.40 mm, inflow into this dam increased to 4,935 cusecs. All waterfalls at Courtallam are flowing dangerously since Tuesday night following rains in the Western Ghats and tourists, mostly Ayyappa devotees heading for Sabarimala, were prevented from taking bath at Main Falls, Old Falls and Five Falls.

From THE HINDU

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