Water level increases in Idukki dam
Cheruthoni: Idukki dam recorded a water level of 2330.92 ft on Thursday. In 2019, the dam recorded 2303,70 ft on the same day. Compared to last year, water level in the dam rose by 27 feet on July 16 this year. It is reported that catchment areas of the dam received extreme rainfall than last year.
In this year, 381.4 mm rainfall was recorded in the area from June 1 to July 15. It is learned that 262.8 mm additional rainfall was recorded here this monsoon compared to last year.
Though the rainfall at the catchment area of the dam was low for a week, heavy rain lashed the area on Thursday. On Wednesday, 15.2 mm rain recorded at the catchment area of the dam. With this, 3.179 MCM water accumulated in the dam.
Following this, 5.075-million-unit power was produced in Moolamattom power house on Wednesday. It is learned that 3.4876 MC water was used to generate power. At present, the dam was filled up with 49.41 percent of its storage capacity.