Karnataka releases Cauvery water to TN

Karnataka Government has released 19,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, PWD officials at the Mettur Dam near here said today.

Last Updated: Jul 30, 2010, 00:53 AM IST

Salem: Karnataka Government has
released 19,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, PWD
officials at the Mettur Dam near here said today.

The water, released this noon, is expected to reach the
Stanely Reservoir in Mettur tomorrow night, they said.

While 16,000 cusecs were released from Kabini reservoir,
3,000 cusecs discharged from Krishnarajasagar Dam,
Sub-Divisional Officer of Stanely Reservoir S Kumarasamy told
PTI quoting information received from Karnataka PWD officials.

The Mettur dam, the lifeline of Cauvery delta farmers of
Tamil Nadu, was opened for irrigation only yesterday, well
behind the customary date of June 12 owing to low storage.
As per the interim award of the inter-state Cauvery Water
Dispute Tribunal, Karnataka has to release 205 TMC of water to
Tamil Nadu in a year.

The water level in Mettur Dam today stood at 82.27 feet
against the maximum level of 120 feet. The inflow was 4,608
cusecs and the outflow 12,000 cusecs.

-PTI

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