Excess Cauvery water flowing into Mettur dam in Tamil Nadu over last five days

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Mettur dam in Tamil Nadu has seen significantly higher inflows over the last five days.

CHAMARAJANAGAR: Amid the controversy over release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu and the directive of the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) to ensure 3,000 cusecs of water at Biligundlu every day till the month-end, excess water is reaching the Mettur dam in the neighbouring state.

The Cauvery river flows into Tamil Nadu through the Hogenakkal waterfall and the water level at the Mettur dam has risen. Over the last five days from October 12, the inflow into the dam has been steadily increasing and excess water is being released to that state after good rains in the Cauvery basin.

The water level rose by 9 feet in the dam in just five days.

On October 12, the inflow at the dam was 9345 cuses, which rose to 10,112 cusecs the next day, 15,260 cusecs on October 14, 15,433 cusecs on October 15 and 8,893 cusecs today.

The water level at Mettur dam, which was 33 feet on October 12, has risen to 42 feet on Monday, rising 9 feet in just five days. If good rains continue, it is expected that the pressure on Karnataka to release water may reduce.

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