September 8, 2017
Water level in the Siruvani, Pillur and Aliyar dams, the main source of water to Coimbatore district, has gone up, thanks to the rains that lashed the district.
Water level at the Siruvani Dam stood at 35.98 feet as against the full level of 50 feet, while it stood at 90.25 feet in Pillur dam as against 100 feet. In Aliyar Dam, the level was 79.50 as against 120 feet.
According to an official, about 30 million litre water released from the Siruvani Dam (that has a storage capacity of 350 tmcft) on Thursday The catchment areas of the dam has received 10 mm rainfall.
Pillur Dam, which is used for power generation has had an inflow of 1225 cusecs of water on Thursday. It had an outflow of 470 cusecs. Both Siruvani and Pillur are the main sources of water to Coimbatore city. “There is sufficient water in the dam for regular water supply for next four months,” Assistant Executive Engineer R.T. Ravichandran said.