Tamil Nadu: Krishna water begins flowing in, Poondi reservoir filling up | Chennai News – Times of India


CHENNAI: The storage level in the Poondi reservoir, one of the five supplying Chennai city, is slowly going up since the arrival of Krishna water from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh a few days ago.
PWD officials say water from AP at the rate of 420 cusecs (cubic feet per second) is flowing into the Poondi reservoir that on Sunday had 205 mcft (million cubic feet) against the capacity of 3,231 mcft. The PWD is now releasing water at 150 cusecs into Chembarambakkam and at 110 cusecs into Red Hills.
“If the flow of water from Andhra Pradesh continues for a month (till July 20), the Poondi reservoir will realise a total of 1.5 tmcft (thousand million cubic feet), said a senior PWD official. The Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Supply (CMWSSB), popular as Metrowater, is continuing to supply 850 million litres of water a day (MLD) to the city’s residents.
The combined storage in the five reservoirs and the Veeranam tank in Cuddalore district was on Sunday 5,332 mcft, 4,102 mcft more that the level recorded on this day last year.
Water drawn from Veeranam lake, which was 176 MLD during the corresponding period last year, has reduced to 82 MLD, said a Metrowater official. But, it is expected to go up soon as the continuing southwest monsoon increases the level in the Mettur and water is released into the Veeranam lake, said the official.
The Metrowater official said that on Sunday, the level in the Cholavaram reservoir was 588 mcft against the capacity of 1,081 mcft; at Red Hills it was 2,655 mcft against the capacity of 3,300 mcft; at Kannankottai Thervoykandigai it was 420 mcft against the capacity of 500 mcft; and at Chembarambakkam it was 2,695 mcft against the capacity of 3,645 mcft.

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