Krishnagiri: The inflows into Cauvery in Tamil Nadu has reached 60,000 cusecs, as measured on Friday morning by the staffs in the Central water commission (CWC) office here at Biligundulu.
The water received here was due to surplus discharge from the KRS and Kabini dams in neighbouring Karnataka state. According to the data given by the upper riparian state, the outflows on Friday morning, from these dams are maintained at the level of 44,518 cusecs and 22,692 cusecs respectively.
It would further increase thanks to copious inflows received by the dams due to the heavy rainfall in the water catchment areas of these two reservoirs.
In Biligundulu, from where the CWC monitors the water received in Cauvery by the lower riparian state Tamil Nadu, the water level stood at 60,000 cusecs on Friday morning against 40,000 cusecs the previous day.
“The water level would exceed one lakh cusecs due to more release from the Karnataka dams,” Pennagaram thashildar G. Sadasivam told DC.
He added “the coracle services were stopped and also the picnickers were not allowed to enter the bathing in Hogenakkal falls. Flood alert has been issued to all the villages along the course of Cauvery. The people there have been asked to move to safer places. If required, the people can stay at the government shelters meant for them.”...