Chennai rains | Fast filling Poondi Reservoir’s shutters opened, Chembarambakkam lake floodgates to be opened shortly

The State authorities as a part of precautionary measures, following heavy rains, has proposed to open the flood gates of Chembarambakkam lake situated in Kancheepuram district and one of many water supply for town at 1.30 p.m. on Sunday.

The floodgates of the Poondi Reservoir was opened at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.

The improvement comes within the wake of the reservoir receiving big quantity of water from the Krishnaraja Sagar dam main to the reservoir reaching its hazard degree of 34.20 ft.

In a press launch the State authorities to safeguard the dam has directed the Water Resources division (WRD) officers to launch surplus water of 974 cusecs from the reservoir initially. The WRD officers have been directed to launch water from the dam to the extent of three,000 cusecs from Sunday morning.

Further the officers of the WRD would be releasing extra rainwater primarily based on the water being acquired within the varied canals being acquired to the lake.

The State authorities has additionally suggested these villagers residing alongside the canal via which the extra water is being launched from Chembarambakkam lake together with Sirukolathur, Kavanoor, Kundrathur, Thimudivakkam, Vazhathiambedu, Thiruneermalai, and people residing on either side of the Adyar river, to be moved out of their homes to a safer place.

Advisory has additionally been issued for these residing on the Kosasthalaiyar canal via which the extra water from the Poondi Reservoir would be flowing to shift to a safer place. Villagers which might be affected by the discharge of the extra water consists of Nandambakkam, Krishnapuram, Othappai, Eraiyoor, Beemanthoppu, Aathoor, Pandikavanoor, Jaganathapuram, Aruvanpalaiya, and Seemavaram.

Special Correspondent , 2021-11-07 10:43:27

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