Mettur dam to reach full capacity by 12 noon today

By NT Bureau Published on Jul 23, 2018 10:52 AM IST

Chennai: Mettur dam will reach its full capacity of 120 feet in a couple of hours from now.

According to officials involved in monitoring the situation, inflow into the Stanley Reservoir is 30,000 cusecs from Kabini reservoir and 51,038 cusecs from Krishnaraja Sagar dam in Karnataka.

The reason for the rise in inflow is the heavy rain in the catchment areas of the Cauvery in the upper riparian State of Karnataka.

According to the officials, all the 16 sluice gates of Mettur dam would be opened to let out more water. The outflow would be stepped up from 8,000 cusecs to 10,000 cusecs, said reports.

People living along the banks of the Cauvery have been advised to move to higher ground.

Mettur dam is reaching its full capacity after four years.

Cauvery water was recently released for agriculture in the delta districts of Tamilnadu.