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TN bans visitors to Hogenakkal waterfalls as Cauvery inflow cross 16000 cusecs

- June 7, 2022

Chennai, June 7 (BPNS)

The Dharmapuri district administration has banned visitors from entering the Hogenakkal waterfalls area as Cauvery’s inflow into the river has crossed 16000 cusecs.

District Collector, S. Divyadarshini on Tuesday has also suspended coracle rides in the dam area due to the heavy gushing of waters.  Water has been released from Kabini and Krishnaraja Sagar reserves in Karnataka due to heavy and sustained rains.

The district administration also forbids people from crossing the river and bathing livestock in the river. The district collector also said that ban on tourists and coracle operations will continue till further orders.

The inflow into the Mettur dam also increased to 10,410 cusecs on Tuesday and the state water works department said that heavy rains are the reason behind the increase in water level at the dam.

The water level at Mettur dam stood at 114.75 feet against its full capacity of 120 feet.