Mullaperiyar Dam | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Idukki: The water level at Mullaperiyar dam is on the rise with heavy rains lashing its adjoining areas, including Thekkady. The water level, which had remained stable for the past few days, reached 141.05 ft. on Wednesday.
The amount of water flowing into the dam was 511 cusecs the other day. However, it rose to 4261 cusecs following the heavy rains last night. The maximum capacity of the reservoir is 142 ft. Currently, there is no rule curve specifying the quantum storage of water.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu sounded the second alert to Kerala soon after the dam’s water level crossed 141 ft.
As per the alert, if heavy rains continue to lash the area, then the spillway shutters of the dam will be opened for water discharge.