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Water level in Mettur dam closes to full capacity of 120 feet

The inflow was 64,595 cusecs, resulting in increase in the level to 114.63 feet from 112 feet yesterday, they said, adding that the storage-level stood at 85.16 TMC.


PTI India
Updated: 21-07-2018 15:11 IST

Water level in Mettur dam nearing full capacity Coimbatore, Jul 21 (PTI) The water-level in Mettur Dam in nearby Salem district is inching closer to full capacity of 120 feet, with the level touching 115 feet this morning, official sources said.

The inflow was 64,595 cusecs, resulting in increase in the level to 114.63 feet from 112 feet yesterday, they said, adding that the storage-level stood at 85.16 TMC.

The discharge from the dam, which was opened on June 19, was about 20,000 cusecs.

This would be increased in stages in another four or five days to reach the tail-end of Nagapattinam, thereby benefiting irrigation, the sources said.

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