Mettur dam level rises by 3 ft due to Karnataka rain

By NT Bureau Published on Jul 11, 2018 12:41 PM IST

Chennai: Heavy rain in neighbouring Karnataka, the upper riparian State, has increased water flow in the Cauvery.  So much so, water is pummelling down Hoganekkal falls where bathing has been banned for the third day today.

There has been a 3.27 feet increase in the water level at Mettur dam with 30,000 cusecs of water flowing into Tamilnadu. The level has risen from 65.15 ft to 68.42 ft in one day. The authorities are letting out 1,000 cusecs for drinking water purposes.


Rain in the Western Ghats is fast filling up Pilloor dam near Coimbatore. As the dam  is nearing its full capacity, water is being released from the dam into the Bhavani river. People living in the low-laying areas along the river have been advised to move to safer places as 12,000 cusecs of water is being released from Pilloor dam.