Water level at Mullaperiyar reservoir in Kerala’s Idukki reaches 136 feet: Official
Kerala : The water level at Mullaperiyar reservoir in Idukki district of Kerala has reached the 136 feet height. A meeting was called by Idukki district collector and collector of Theni in neighbouring Tamil Nadu to discuss the situation.
The Kerala government has asked Tamil Nadu government to release water from Mullaperiyar through the tunnel to Vaigai Dam in a phased manner when the water level reaches 136 feet in view of heavy rains in Idukki.
“The water level has reached 136 feet. I have talked to the Theni collector. No decision has been made as of now with regard to opening of the shutters. They have assured us that we will be informed prior to opening,” Idukki district collector H Dineshan told PTI.
He also mentioned that the authorities have made all arrangements to shift people in case of emergency.
In a letter, Kerala Chief Secretary Vishwas Mehta had asked his Tamil Nadu counterpart to inform the state government, 24 hours prior to opening of the shutters.
“The state is receiving heavy rains especially in the Idukki district. The water level in the catchment area of Mullaperiyar has been steadily rising. The water level, which was at 116.20 feet on August 3, reached 131.25 feet by 2 pm on August 7,” Mehta said in his letter.
According to information provided by the Idukki district administration, the water level at Mullaperiyar at 10 pm on August 9 was 136 feet.