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Level of water kept at 2 ft short of maximum level - WRD getting ready to face the new cyclone now

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Posted on : 01/Dec/2020 9:13:14 AM



 
 
 
Some regions belonging to TN might get affected by the new cyclone and this was according to the prediction made by the IMD. The water resources department or WRD is now getting ready to face the new cyclone.

More rains are expected this week and as a result of that the WRD has continued water discharge from Chembarambakkam reservoir and from Poondi reservoir. To receive the inflow of in the next rain spell, a gap of one or feet has been maintained in the water bodies.

It is important to mention here that the release of water from Chembarambakkam has been maintained at 175 cusecs and 760 cusecs from Poondi reservoir. Rainwater as well as Krishna water is being received by the Poondi reservoir is known. Information is that a portion of Krishna water is being sent to Thervoy Kandigai Kannankottai reservoir.

It was later pointed out by an official belonging to WRD that draining water into the sea through Ennore Creek was not carried out. He added that till now about 500 mcft of water has been discharged.

Recharging groundwater:
From Poondi reservoir, water released reaches Sholavaram reservoir and recharges groundwater through seven check dams downstream. This was as per the official. The vegetation from the catchment areas and those accumulated at the shutters of the Chembarambakkam has been cleared by WRD. On Monday, in Kancheepuram and in the Chengalpet districts 511 out of the total 909 tanks were full of capacity. It is well known that Chembarambakkam Lake is located about 25kms from Chennai.
 
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