Water level at Mullaperiyar dam reaches 136 feet

Idukki: The water level at Mullaperiyar reservoir in Idukki district of Kerala reached 136 feet, officials said.

The Idukki district collector held discussions with the collector of Theni in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, with regard to the release of water through the tunnel to Vaigai dam.

The Kerala government had on Saturday asked the Tamil Nadu government to release water from Mullaperiyar through the tunnel to Vaigai Dam in a phased manner when the water level reaches 136 feet in view of heavy rains in Idukki.

"The water level has reached 136 feet. I have talked to the Theni collector. No decision has been made as of now with regard to opening of the shutters. They have assured us that we will be informed prior to opening," Idukki district collector H. Dineshan told.


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