Chennai, July 15 (BPNS)
The Coimbatore district administration in Tamil Nadu has issued flood alerts following heavy rains. Water flow in Bhavani, Noyyal, and Amaravathi rivers has increased due to incessant rains and heavy South West Monsoon lashing the areas.
The heavy rains at the catchment areas of reservoirs have increased the water flow in major reservoirs in the area with inflow to Pillur reservoir increasing to 12000 cusecs on Thursday and the storage is 97.5 feet which are only 2.5 feet less than the maximum storage level of the reservoir or Full reservoir level (FRL).
The water authority department released 26000 cusec water into Bhavani river to maintain the storage at a manageable level in Pillar reservoir and this is the first time this season that the storage level has touched the Full Reservoir Level (FRL) this season.
Traffic was disrupted between Singanallor- Vellalore road after the road was submerged following water from Noyyal river gushing into the road following heavy rains.
With rains continuing with catchment areas receiving heavy rains the district administration has warned the local people about the rising water levels and a flood alert issued.