Krishnagiri: Due to increase in the surplus discharge from the dams in neighbouring Karnataka, government schools and the community halls here in Hogenakkal are kept ready for the people in low lying areas to stay.
Rainfall in the Cauvery catchment areas of Kodagu district in Karnataka and Wayanad in Kerala state has resulted in increased inflows into the dams including KRS, Kabini and Harangi in upper riparian state, Karnataka.
Sources said that the outflow from the KRS and Kabini dams in the upper riparian state on Thursday was recorded as over 54,000 cusecs. This would increase due to continuous inflow into the dams.
The surplus discharge from Karnataka had increased the water level here at Biligundulu in Krishnagiri district, from where the central water commission monitors the water received by Tamil Nadu.
According to the coracle drivers, the inflow into Hogenakkal touched 40,000 cusecs on Thursday evening. It was 25,000 cusecs when measured in the morning today.
The district administration ordered to stop the coracle services and also asked the people who dwell in low-lying areas and along the course of Cauvery river to move to safer places if the water level increases. The government schools and the community halls are kept ready for the people to move in anytime....