Theni: Water level in dam rises by more than a foot in 24 hours

THENI: The water level in Vaigai dam rose by more than a foot in the last 24 hours, thanks to sudden spurt in inflow in to the dam. Water level stood at 31.40 feet in Vaiagai dam, 1.61 feet higher than the previous level of 29.79 feet on Saturday. Inflow into the dam was 841 cusecs and the discharge 41 cusecs.

Inflow into the dam shot up by over 800 cusecs on Sunday from just 204 cusecs on Saturday.

The flow in major rivers in the district was good.

Farmers in Cumbum Valley were very happy as the water level in Periyar dam touched 110 feet following steady increase in inflow into the dam and intermittent showers. But several parts of the district did not receive rain at all. Inflow into the dam was 185 cusecs and the discharge nil.

Rainfall recorded at various places at 8 a.m. on Sunday (in mm): Periyar 19, Thekkadi 4.2, Gudalur 1.2 Veerapandi 1. No rain was recorded in any other parts of the district.

From THE HINDU

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