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Poor storage position in reservoir

Release of cauvery waters from the Stanley reservoir at Mettur has become doubtful with the storage today standing at 26.02 feet against reservoir's full capacity of 120 feet and water storage standing at 6.033 tmcft against the full capacity of 93.4 tmcft.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2003 10:22 IST

Release of cauvery waters from the Stanley reservoir at Mettur has become doubtful with the storage today standing at 26.02 feet against reservoir's full capacity of 120 feet and water storage standing at 6.033 tmcft against the full capacity of 93.4 tmcft.

Official sources here said while the inflow into the reservoir was 192 cusecs, the outflow was 1083, mainly being released for drinking water purposes in Salem, Namakkal and Erode districts.

Generally, water is released for irrigation from the reservoir on June 12 for the delta region of Tamil Nadu, due to the failure of monsoon in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, the level has drastically diminished, the sources said.

The reservoir, which is to receive 205 tmc as per the interim award of the Cauvery river water tribunal, has so far received only 95 tmc and there was a deficit of 110 tmc.

This is the 16th occasion when Karnataka has failed to release water. Last year the water level was 23 feet, but was was released by Karnataka on June six, in time for delta farmers to take up irrigation work.

The PWD Executive Engineer N Subramanian and other officials are closely monitoring the situation, the sources added.

First Published: Jun 07, 2003 10:22 IST