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Flood alert issued for Cauvery in Tamil Nadu as Karnataka releases water

"Suitable precautionary steps may be taken and downstream areas informed of the (water) release", the advisory issued by CWC's Southern Rivers Division

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai/Coimbatore 

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A flood alert was issued along the banks of in six districts on Friday with Karnataka releasing more than one lakh cusecs of water into the inter-state river in the wake of heavy rains there, officials said on Friday.

The alert was issued a day after the (CWC) gave the first advisory warning, saying combined discharge of water (more than one lakh cusecs) from Kabani and KRS dams in Karnataka was expected to reach in district of by on Saturday.
 

"Suitable precautionary steps may be taken and downstream areas informed of the (water) release", the advisory issued by CWC's Southern Rivers Division.

Accordingly, the collectors of Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Salem, Erode, districts gave the flood alert asking people living along the banks of the river, particularly those in low lying areas, to move to safer places in case of flood, official sources said.
 

All preventive and safety measures have been taken to meet any eventuality that may arise due to expected high inflow, District Collector Rohini R Bhajibhakare said in a release.

As the water level in the stood at 116.85 feet today against its maximum of 120 feet with a storage of 88.53 tmc ft (capacity 93.4 feet), it was expected to surplus soon.

The inflow into the dam, which was 16,900 cusecs earlier on Friday, jumped to 60,000 cusecs by the evening, PWD officials said.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 22:16 IST
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