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Flood alert issued in five districts of Tamil Nadu as Krishnagiri dam is full

- September 23, 2021

Chennai, Sept 23 (BPNS)

A flood alert is issued in five districts of Tamil Nadu after the Krishnagiri  Reservoir Project Dam almost reached its full capacity of 52 ft. 

The five districts where flood alert is issued are Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram, and Cuddalore.

Public works department (PWD) officials said that the water level in the dam stood at 51.20 ft on Thursday against its full capacity of 52 ft.

Inflow was measured at 400 cusecs while the discharge is maintained at 500 cusecs. Krishnagiri district collector said that the flood alert is applicable to throughout the Thenpennai river pathways starting from Karnataka- Tamil Nadu border to Cuddalore district, where the river merged in the Bay of Bengal.

District collector,  V.Jaya Chandra Banu Reddy told media persons that the officials in the concerned districts had issued warnings to the people.