Extreme flood threat in 3 Kerala rivers, next two days will be crucial

Akhil Shivanand

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Central water commission deputy director Sini Menosh informed that there are chances of extreme flooding in three rivers of Kerala as heavy rains continue to lash the state. Manimala, Karmana and Neyyar rivers are prone to extreme flooding. Thodupuzha and Achankovil rivers are also in full spate hinting flood threat, she added.

The next two days will be crucial for Kerala as the water level is likely to rise in most of the rivers, said the official while talking to Mathrubhumi.com correspondent.

“The Central Water Commission has 44 stations in Kerala. All details are recorded here every hour during the monsoon season. As per the data received, three rivers are in full spate and pose a serious flood threat,” she pointed out.

“Alert for extreme rainfall was sounded in southern Kerala till yesterday. As heavy rains lashed southern Kerala, water levels increase in rivers in Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and Thiruvananthapuram districts. Because of this, the next two days will be crucial,” she added.

At the same time, she pointed out that there is no flood threat in rivers in north Kerala.

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