Fresh rain spell at upper Kuttanad

By TheHindu on 27 Jul 2018 | read

Yet another flood threat looms over the upper Kuttanad villages, with a fresh spell of rain lashing the eastern hilly tracts of the district in the past 48 hours.

In the incessant rains in the catchment areas the rivers Kakkattar, Pampa and Manimala breached their banks along many stretches on Thursday. According to reports in the evening, the swollen Pampa has breached its banks along the Maramon-Kozhencherry stretch.

Shutters of the Moozhiyar dam at Seethathode and that of the Maniyar barrage at Maniyar have been kept open for the past two weeks owing to heavy inflow from the catchment areas.

At Sabarigiri project

The water level in the Kochu-Pampa dam of the Sabarigiri hydroelectric project reached 984.45 metres on Thursday morning against its maximum level of 986.66 metres, according to Kerala State Electricity Board sources.

The KSEB sources at Moozhiyar told The Hindu that the twin reservoirs of Kakki and Anathode have recorded 86.70% storage on Thursday.

The rainfall recorded at Kakki from 8 a.m. on Wednesday to 8 a.m. on Thursday was 128 mm and that of Kochu-Pampa 70 mm, sources said. The flood-hit families camping at relief camps in the district for the past 12 days are troubled by the news that more dam water was released into the Pampa on Thursday.