Surplus Cauvery water released by Karnataka to Tamil Nadu


Salem/Dharmapuri: As Rainfall has ended in Karnataka, the excess Cauvery water was released from Kabini dam and Krishnaraja Sagar dam to Tamil Nadu on Thursday.

 "The water reached the gauging station at Biligundulu, near Hogenakkal in Dharmapuri district on Thursday evening. From there, water reached Hogenakkal waterfalls on the same night," a Central water commission (CWC) official in Biligundulu told TOI.

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The water was sent to Kabini Dam from Krishnaraja Sagar Dam. It crossed around 12,000cusecs on Thursday. Currently, 12,500 cusecs of water is being released from both the dams.

In the coming days, the water level will get increased, CWC officials said

“At Mettur dam, the water level there stood at 73.37ft against its full capacity of 120ft. The inflow was 9,000cusecs and the discharge level was 1,250cusecs,” According to PWD officials.

Sources said, the water inflow to Kabini dam measured around 5,000cusecs, while the outflow was 3,600cusecs. Similarly, inflow to Krishnaraja Sagar dam was 10,000cusecs while the outflow was 7,500cusecs.

"If the same situation continues for a few more days, both the dams would reach its full capacity," sources added.

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