Periyar Dam Water level: Monday, Jan 11, 2010

MADURAI: The level in the Periyar dam on Sunday stood at 118.70 feet (full level 136 feet) with an inflow of 394 cusecs and a discharge of 1,025 cusecs.

The level in the Vaigai dam was 55.15 feet (71 feet) with an inflow of 756 cusecs and a discharge of 60 cusecs. The combined Periyar credit stood at 3,965 mcft.

Periyar Dam recorded a rainfall of 8.2 mm, Tekkadi 24, Gudalur 5, Shanmuganadi 2, Uthamapalayam 7, Marudanathi 10, Sothuparai 3, Peranai 4, Sathiyar dam 1, Kallandhiri 0.6 and Thaniyamangalam 1.5 mm.

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Periyar Dam Water Level: Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

MADURAI: The level in the Periyar dam on Wednesday stood at 125.50 feet (136 feet full level) with an inflow of 506 cusecs and a discharge of 1,286 cusecs.

The level in the Vaigai dam was 54.27 feet (71 feet) with an inflow of 960 cusecs and a discharge of 1,260 cusecs. The combined Periyar credit stood at 5,181 mcft.

Rainfall

Sothuparai dam recorded a rainfall of 12 mm followed by Tekkadi 10.2, Vaigai dam 9.6, Peranai 8.2, Gudalur, Shanmuganadi and Marudhanadi 6 mm each, Kallandiri 5, Sattaiyar dam, Uthamapalayam and Mettupatti 4 mm each, Idayapatti 2.7, Veerapandi and Thaniyamangalam 2 mm each, Melur and Andipatti 1 mm each.

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Periyar dam level: Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

MADURAI: The level in the Periyar dam on Tuesday stood at 125.80 feet (136 feet) with an inflow of 282 cusecs and a discharge of 1,326 cusecs.

The level in the Vaigai dam was 54.49 feet (71 feet) with an inflow of 725 cusecs and a discharge of 1,861 cusecs. The combined Periyar credit stood at 5,281 mcft.

Rainfall

Thaniyamangalam recorded a rainfall of 23.5 mm followed by Idayapatti 15.2 Marudhanadi 10, Melur 7, Sittampatti 5.4, Tekkadi 5.2, Pulipatti 3.5, Manjalar dam and Madurai 3 mm each, Periyar dam, Veerapandi, Vaigai dam, Sothuparai dam and Sattaiyar dam 2 mm each, Gudalur, Shanmuganadi, Uthamapalayam, Peranai and Kallandiri 1 mm each.

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Periyar Dam Level: Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

MADURAI: Water level in the Periyar dam on Friday stood at 132.40 feet (full level 136 feet) with an inflow of 644 cusecs and a discharge of 1,746 cusecs.

The level in the Vaigai dam was 59.09 feet (71 feet) with an inflow of 1,639 cusecs and a discharge of 3,673 cusecs. The combined Periyar credit stood at 6,954 mcft.

Shanmuganadi recorded 7 mm of rainfall followed by Manjalar dam and Sothuparai 3 mm each, Veerapandi 2, Peranai 1.3, Vaigai dam 1 and Tekkadi 0.5 mm.

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Periyar Dam Water Level:Sunday, Nov 22, 2009

MADURAI: Water level in the Periyar dam on Saturday stood at 135.50 feet (136 feet) with an inflow of 2,943 cusecs and a discharge of 1,822 cusecs.

The level in the Vaigai dam was 68.41 feet (71 feet) with an inflow of 2,416 cusecs and a discharge of 2,869 cusecs.

The Sothuparai dam recorded 6 mm of rainfall followed by Peranai 5.4, Pulipatti 3, Shanmuganadi, Marudhanadhi and Kuppanampatti 2 mm each, Periyar dam and Uthamapalayam 1 mm each.

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Tamilnadu: 10 dams in southern districts overflowing

MADURAI: Ten out of the 32 dams in nine southern districts under the jurisdiction of the Water Resources Organisation, Madurai Region, of the Public Works Department have surplussed in the past few days.

Among the 7,287 irrigation tanks in the region, including eight districts and a portion of Dindigul district, 1,651 tanks are filled to the brim. Almost an identical number of tanks have water up to 75 per cent of their capacity.

Among the overflowing reservoirs, four each are in Theni and Tirunelveli districts. Vaigai, Shanmuganadi, Marudhanadi and Sothuparai dams in Theni district and Karupappandi, Gundar, Gadana and Ramanadi in Tirunelveli district have surplussed.

Both the districts, along the Western Ghats, have been largely benefited by the recent rain, says P. Ramamoorthy, Chief Engineer, WRO, Madurai Region.

The rain in the Western Ghats has also benefited the Mullaperiyar dam, which is just one foot short of overflowing.

The Marudhanadi dam in Dingidul and Sasthakoil dam in Virudhunagar district are the two others overflowing. Three major dams in Tirunelveli district — Papanasam, Manimuthar and Servalar — have significant storage.

Poor storage

However, the districts of Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga and Virudhunagar continue to have poor storage in the tanks.

Just three tanks (out of the total 1,115) in Sivaganga have water to their capacity. Eighteen (out of 342) tanks in Virudhunagar and 26 (out of 623) tanks in Ramanathapuram are full.

“We have sought the State government’s permission to fill the system tanks in Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram districts with (the 3,600 mcft of) Vaigai credit in the reservoir,” Mr. Ramamoorthy said.

Vaigai credit water, divided into 12 parts, is distributed among Madurai, Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram districts. While Sivaganga is eligible for three parts, Ramanathapuram gets seven. Madurai district is eligible for two parts.

As of now, the surplus water from the Vaigai dam is being used to fill the Big Tank in Ramanathapuram.

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Periyar dam level nearing 136 feet

MADURAI: After the Vaigai dam that has been surplussing since Sunday, it is now Periyar dam that is poised to overflow. The dam, with present permissible maximum reservoir level of 136 feet, is just short of 1.2 feet to flow over to Kerala.

The first flood warning for region downstream Periyar dam was issued on Sunday when the level touched 134 feet. The second warning will be issued when it touches 135 feet. Water level in the Periyar dam on Monday (6 a.m.) stood at 134.5 feet with an inflow of 3,492 cusecs and a discharge of 1,662 cusecs. The level in the Vaigai dam was 69.19 feet (71 feet) with an inflow of 4,074 cusecs and a discharge of 6,490 cusecs. The combined Periyar credit stood at 7,640 mcft.

Rainfall

Sothuparai dam recorded 31 mm of rainfall followed by Tekkadi and Uthamapalayam 28 each, Sittampatti 24, Periyar dam 18.2, Vaigai dam 18, Manjalar dam 17, Veerapandi and Kallandiri 16 each, Gudalur and Marudhanadi 14 each, Shanmuganadi 11, Madurai 10, Idayapatti 8.4, Mettupatti and Melur 8 each, Kuppanampatti 7.2, Andipatti 6, Thaniyamangalam 5.5, Sattaiyar 5 and Peranai 3.8.

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