Kerala tells Tamil Nadu not to allow water level in Mullaperiyar to exceed 137 feet At the Kerala-Tamil Nadu official meeting, it was demanded that the Idukki dam would not be able to hold excess water if the Mullaperiyar had to be opened. The Tamil Nadu Public Works Secretary said he would reply soon. You can see the video report.
Meanwhile, the district administration has taken precautionary measures as the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam has risen to 138 feet. The current water level of the dam is 137.6 feet. As the rains subsided, the flow of water also decreased. Kerala has asked Tamil Nadu to give at least 24 hours notice before raising the spillway shutters. When the dam opens, 883 families from 7 villages will have to be relocated. In addition to arrangements to relocate them, accommodation camps have also been set up. Two Deputy Collectors have been appointed to coordinate disaster management activities. District Collector Sheeba George responded after a meeting of officials that there was nothing to fear and that preparations were part of the vigilance.