Flood Signs in Idukki as Mullaperiyar dam water touches 140 feet

Published on: 15 Nov, 2014
Published under: General Kerala News, Idukki District News, Kerala Weather News

Mullaperiyar Dam in Idukki is one rise as the water level of the rservoir has touched up the flood limit of 140 feet. “It has been raining heavily and 14 mm of rain has been reported since Thursday… and the water level has touched the 140 feet-mark,” a resident said.

The water level has breached the 140 feet-mark only on two earlier occasions. In 1992 it touched 143.8 feet and in 1995 it was 141.60 feet.

Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan had also said during the 2012 election campaign that the Left Democratic Front was prepared to raise money to build a new dam if neither Tamil Nadu or the Centre were willing to help.

But matters came to a standstill when in May this year the Supreme Court struck down a Kerala assembly act restricting the water level at 136 feet. It also gave the safety standards at the dam a clean chit.

After the verdict came, the Kerala assembly, for the fourth time, passed a unanimous resolution that the central government should act as a mediator for building a new dam at Mullaperiyar.


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