Water inflow has slowed down in the Idukki dam Kerala. Control Room of Kerala Electricity Board (KSEB) is measuring water level every hour after it has announced orange alert. Orange Alert is a weather alert in which weather conditions have the capacity to affect people and surrounded areas. This weather alert ensures that people in the affected area should prepare themselves for extreme weather conditions.
Control room measures that the full reservoir level has slightly declined. On Tuesday it was observed that there is an average increase of 0.02 ft per hour. Water Resource Minister Mathew T. Thomas has denied trial run by opening the dam shutters. According to the KSEB, this rise in dam water level has reached a record in the month of July. Generally, the maximum water level was recorded in the months of September/October. Average Rainfall in the district was 38.12mm. The Peerumade taluk (upstream area of Idukki dam) recorded rainfall of 19 mm. The Thodupuzha taluk ( Low range) recorded the highest rainfall of 113mm.
After the announcement of Orange alert, precautionary measures and rehabilitation work has started. Gram Panchayats and block panchayats are visiting areas to oversee the eviction process in case the dam was opened. Buildings have been set for the use of relief camps. 12-hour prior notice would be given to the people to shift into the relief camps. There would be no opening of dam shutters in the night time.
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