The catchment area of the Idukki reservoir received the second highest rainfall in its history during the past 24 hours on Monday, with the water level rising by 3 ft.
An official of the Dam Monitoring and Research Station, Vazhathoppe, told
that the rainfall in the catchment area during the period was 153.4 mm.
The water level on Monday was 2,371.28 ft, the second highest of the season.
It was 65.25% of the total reservoir level.
Last year’s water level on this day was 2,316.90 ft. On July 16, 1985, it had reached the highest level of 2,371.70 ft.
Power generation at the Moolamattom power house was 2.065 million units. Power generation continued to remain at a low, the official said.
There was heavy inflow of water through the main tributary, the Periyar.
Water level in the Mullaperiyar dam increased by 2 ft to reach 129.2 ft on Monday. For the past three days, the water level has been increasing at a rate of 2 ft per day.
Almost all small dams in the district were full and the shutters of a few dams were opened to release the water. The Kerala State Electricity Board has issued an alert to the people living in the downstream areas to take precautionary measures.
Munnar recorded a rainfall of 240 mm during the past 24 hours.
An official of the District Disaster Management Cell said Devikulam taluk received a rainfall of 202 ft on Monday, followed by Peerumade taluk with 189 mm, Idukki taluk, 153.4 mm and Thodupuzhan taluk, 150.7 mm. Udumbanchola recorded a rainfall of 89.4 mm.
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