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The water level of Bhavani Sagar Dam rose to 97 feet. Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in at least two places.

The water level in Bhavani Sagar Dam rose to 97.22 feet yesterday due to heavy rains in fishing areas. Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in at least two places.

The Bhavani Sagar Dam in Erode district is the source of drinking water for the people of Erode, Tirupur and Karur districts and the livelihood of millions of farmers. The Nilgiris are the main watershed of the 105 capacity dam. In this situation, the water level in the Billur Dam in Coimbatore district rose to full capacity yesterday due to heavy rains in the Nilgiris for the last few days. Following this, 15 thousand cubic feet of water is discharged into the Bhavani river every second. The water reached Bhavani Sagar Dam yesterday.

Bhavani Sagar Dam water level rises to 97 feet … Flood warning issued for coastal areas!
As a result, the water level of the dam rose to 97.22 feet till yesterday morning. The dam receives water at a rate of 11 thousand 456 cubic feet per second. 900 cubic feet of water is discharged from the dam at Thadappally-Arakan fort for irrigation and 800 cubic feet from Bhavani river for drinking water. Following this, the water level in Bhavani Sagar Dam is expected to rise to 100 feet by yesterday evening.

The rule is that the Bhavani Sagar Dam, which has a capacity of up to 105 feet, should be drained at 102 feet for the safety of the dam. Currently, coastal communities are advised to move from low-lying areas to safer areas as the water level continues to rise. In addition, the Revenue and Public Works Department is actively monitoring the situation.

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