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Coimbatore

Water level at Siruvani and Pillur dams increase

Covai Post Network

Water level at the Siruvani and Pillur dams increased considerably thanks to the recent rains that lashed Coimbatore.

According to officials, water level in Siruvani dam stood at 868.66m today. A senior official of TWAD Board said there has been a gradual increase in the water level in recent times. “Though the water levels are high, we have restricted the water supply to ensure regular availability of water,” he said.

On an average, 18 million litres was being released from the day every day. “If we continue like this, there will be sufficient water for supply till March end,” the official added.

At Pillur dam, another main source of water to the city, water level touched 85.5 ft in the scale today. Assistant Executive Engineer R.T. Ravichandran, said water level increased to 93ft few days back. “We had to release some water for power generation,” he said.

“There is sufficient water in the dam for regular supply for the next four months,” Ravichandran added.

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