Kochi: Ten shutters of the Mullaperiyar dam have been opened in view of the increased inflow into the dam even as an orange alert was sounded in Idukki dam in Kerala where water level is 2,382.53 feet on Friday.
The shutters of Mullaperiyar dam were raised by 30 centimeters to release 1,870 cusecs of water as inflow increased 9,066 cusecs while Tamil Nadu was taking over 2,000 cusecs. There were no reports of inundation of human inhabited areas.
Idukki dam, which receives the water released from Mullaperiyar dam, has 82 percent water in its reservoir. The catchment areas of Idukki were getting good rainfall which is adding to the inflow. Red alert will be sounded on water reaching 2,383.53 feet.
Meanwhile, the district administration was issuing warnings to people through mobile units on the precautions they should take.
The authorities also warned people against venturing into the river for fishing, bathing or taking pictures.
The administration has made arrangements to shift people to relief camps if there was necessity. A control room has been opened at Manjumala where the public could approach in the event of an emergency. The numbers are 04869253362 or 8547612910. Taluk control room numbers are 04869232077, 9447023597.
Water from Malampuzha in Palakkad is released and flows into Bharathapuzha.
Water inflow into Kakki-Anathodu reservoir feeding water to Shabarigiri hydroelectric project has increased considerably. The shutters of Aanathodu is likely to be opened on Sunday if the inflow continued.
Meanwhile, the water level in Chalakudy river was at a manageable level.
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