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Showers replenish Neyyar, not Peppara

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | RAKESH NAIR
Published May 13, 2016, 7:37 am IST
Updated May 13, 2016, 7:37 am IST
Peppara dam (file pic)
 Peppara dam (file pic)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Though summer showers have not ended the water scarcity in dams’ catchment areas in the district, there is enough water to manage for some more time. The summer showers in the city have not increased the water level in Peppara storage dam which now has 101 metres of water. The drawable level of water is around 90 metres and if the maximum storage level was not raised by over three metres to 107.5 metres, the storage level would have been around 97 metres, say officials.

“We have not received rainfall in our catchment areas and hills though showers lashed the city. So the water quality has not improved and it continues to be muddy and yellow,” officials said. Meanwhile,  in Neyyar which has around 84.75-metre capacity, the water level is at a healthy 76 metres though it has opened the shutter to maintain the flow in  canals.

“Unlike in Peppara case, even during summers, we have been receiving showers in forest and catchment areas around our dams. So we have enough water to last for another three months. If the IMD predictions are to be believed, monsoon will hit us well before June itself,” an official said.

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Location: India, Kerala




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