Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

[t4b-ticker]

Kerala

Kerala Floods: Red Alert For 10 Dams, Kakki Dam Opened, Sabarimala Pilgrimage On Hold

An Orange alert has been issued for the Pamba dam and the Kakki dam will be opened before afternoon today, state health minister Veena George, who is in charge of Pathanamthitta district, has said.

Responding to queries in the Assembly on Monday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had slammed social media scare mongers claiming 'danger' to Mullaperiyar dam and warned of legal action against such elements. (Image: File)

Thiruvananthapuram: With water levels rising in various dams due to heavy rains in the catchment areas and the eastern hilly regions of the state, the Kerala government on Monday issued alerts to the public that shutters of certain dams will be raised, resulting in increase in water levels of rivers in south and central Kerala.

With water level in the Idukki reservoir, one of the highest arch dams in Asia, having risen to 2,396.96 feet Monday, an Orange alert has been sounded. The full reservoir level of Idukki dam is 2,403 feet.

As the water level at various dams including Sholayar, Pamba, Kakki and Idamalayar are rising, the state government has called a meeting which will be chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to take stock of the situation.

ALSO READ: Kerala Floods: 22 Bodies Recovered, Rescue Operations Still On

An Orange alert has been issued for the Pamba dam and the Kakki dam will be opened before afternoon today, state health minister Veena George, who is in charge of Pathanamthitta district, has said.

The low-lying areas of Cherickal, Poozhikadu, Mudiyoorkonam and Kurambala regions near Pandalam, along the banks of Achankovil river, have been flooded. As the water level in the Achankovil has been rising, alert has been sounded along the banks near regions of Aranmula, Kidangannur and Omalloor.

People have been shifted to various relief camps opened in Pathanamthitta district. Meanwhile, the state government has appointed ADGP Vijay Sakhare as the nodal officer to coordinate the rescue and relief operations.

Thrissur District Collector Haritha V Kumar has asked the public residing along the banks of Chalakudi river to remain vigilant as water level may rise as Sholayar dam may open soon.

ALSO READ: Thiruvananthapuram: 6 Rescued After House Collapses In Mudavanmugal

You May Also Like

India

The helicopter, which was flying from Sulur Airbase to Wellington, hit a ridge line and crashed into the trees.

India

A joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Indian Army and paramilitary forces are said to be present at the Check Cholan village in...

India

Political leaders across party lines expressed their shock as they condoled the demise of Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others.

India

Mi-17V-5 is a military transport variant in the Mi-8/17 family of helicopters, produced by Kazan Helicopters.

Advertisement