Idukki dam to be opened at 11 am; No need for panic, says KSEB
Idukki dam to be opened at 11 am; No need for panic, says KSEB

Idukki dam to be opened at 11 am; No need for panic, says KSEB


Thiruvananthapuram: Considering heavy rain predictions, the KSEB (Kerala State Electricity Board) has decided to open the shutters of Idukki dam at 11 am on Saturday.

It has been decided to release 50,000 lakh litre water per second by opening one shutter of Idukki Cheruthoni dam. The board has made it clear that there is no need to panic as only one shutter will be lifted.

As of now, 12 of the 14 dams under the KSEB have been opened. With the opening of Idukki dam, this will rise to 13. Chairman N. S. Pillai has informed that the board has decided not to open Lower Periyar dam as it would affect the power production.

Nineteen dams of the irrigation department and two of the water authority have been opened. Among the 83 dams in Kerala, 80 have been kept open. However, water is not released in huge quantity as was done during the flood. Also there is no water flow in some dams as the water level has gone down.



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