7 dams opened: Idukki to be opened by evening
Cheruthoni: One shutter of Idukki Cheruthoni Dam will be opened on Friday considering the heavy rains and rising water levels in the reservoir. The shutter will be opened by 40 cm at 4 pm. 50 cumecs of water will be released from the Idukki Dam.
Thrissur Chimmini, Thenmala Parappar dams were opened already. Aruvikkara and Neyyar Dams were also opened. Three shutters of Thenmala Dam were opened. Kakki, Anathody, Pampa and Moozhiyar Dams will be opened on Friday afternoon.
The reconstruction work in Pampa Thriveni was temporarily stopped considering the opening of dams. The shutters of Banasura Sagar Dam will be opened by 10 cm at 4 pm.
The shutters of Kakkayam Dam will be opened at 2 pm. The water level in Mullaperiyar Dam is also rising. It has touched 131.5 feet at 12 noon.