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Water level in Mullaperiyar Dam has crossed 138 feet; The spillway will open at 7 am tomorrow | Mullaperiyar Dam | The water level in the Mullaperiyar dam has crossed 138 feet and the spillway will open at 7 am tomorrow

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Idukki: Mullaperiyar Dam (Mullaperiyar dam) The water level was 138.05 feet. Heavy rains lashed the catchment area of ​​the dam yesterday evening. This is followed by the water level (Water level) High. Tamil Nadu has informed Kerala that the Mullaperiyar Dam will be opened tomorrow at 7 am. Those on the banks of the Periyar will be shifted to camps.

The government has made it clear that the state is ready to deal with the situation when the dam opens. Once the water is released from the Mullaperiyar, the Idukki Dam will reach the Periyar River. Currently, the dam receives 3800 cubic feet of water per second. Of this, 2300 cubic feet of water is carried to Tamil Nadu.

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Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin handed over a letter to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan regarding the opening of the Mullaperiyar Dam. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Naidu has said that he will protect the interests of the people of both the states. Stalin promised. The water level is constantly monitored. He is in constant touch with the Kerala authorities. It will continue. Maximum water supply to Vaigai Dam. Officials were instructed to check the exact amount of water reaching the dam. Officials in Kerala will also be informed in a timely manner. Stalin says in a letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has directed that the current water level in the Mullaperiyar Dam be maintained at 137.60. The court upheld the decision of the oversight committee to maintain the current water level. The court asked Kerala for time till 10 am tomorrow to reply to the committee’s recommendation. The case will be heard again tomorrow at 2 pm. A three-member bench headed by Justice AN Khanwilker will consider the petitions. The court is considering two petitions related to Mullaperiyar.

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The petition filed by the Safety Charitable Trust seeking termination of the lease agreement on the ground that Tamil Nadu had breached the contract by failing to strengthen the dam and the second petition alleging that the oversight committee responsible for assessing the safety of the dam was absconding.

But Kerala is exaggerating the issue. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed the assembly that the dam is now safe and there is no need to worry. Therefore, the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam should be raised to 142 feet. Shekhar Nafade informed the court. But the court did not allow the water level to rise. In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that the water level in the dam should be maintained at 139 feet during floods.

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