Aluva: The outflow of water from the Idukki reservoir will be controlled if the water level in Periyar river goes up over a certain limit, said the Minister for Electricity K Krishnankutty on Tuesday.
He was speaking while checking the water level of Periyar river. The shutters of the Idukki and Idamalayar dams were opened on Tuesday morning. The water level at Kalady and Aluva is way below the warning level in the evening, the minister said.
There are dedicated systems to check the water level of these locations. The release of water from Idukki is planned in such a way that it can be reduced if water in Aluva rises above a certain level, he said.
The KSEB has suffered a loss of Rs 18.24 crores due to the rains. The Board will have to buy 200 megawatts of electricity due to the release of water from the dams, he added.