28-07-2014 01:18 AM | India

Farmers call for harnessing excess flow

With the Cauvery carrying a huge quantum of water from the Kabini and Krishnaraja Sagar reservoirs in Karnataka over the past few days and fast filling up the Stanley Reservoir at Mettur, farmers and activists in Tamil Nadu have called for harnessing the excess flow.

They pointedly call for a plan to avoid a repeat of August last year when around 17 tmcft was let into the sea.

The level in the Mettur dam capped the 75-foot mark by Sunday evening, with the inflow exceeding 40,000 cusecs. If this rate continued for the next fortnight — a possibility as the catchments in Karnataka have been experiencing continued rains — the dam may surplus, forcing the PWD to discharge water into the river.
Full Story : The Hindu