Questions being raised about possible floods in downstream areas

The level in the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand on Sunday reached 818.50 metres against the permissible mark of 825 metres, Tehri District Magistrate Nitesh Kumar Jha told The Hindu .

KSEB Says The Reservoir Can Hold Water Up To Full Level

Terming the state disaster management authority’s suggestion to lift the shutters of Idukki dam well before the water level in it touches the maximum (2,403ft) as a debatable contention of academic nature, the state government has decided against draining water from the dam which --according to Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) --can hold water up to the full reservoir level of 2,408ft in case of additional surge of water into the dam.

The Supreme Court’s observation that Kerala’s version was not heard before the Empowered Committee (EC) on Mullaperiyar drew its final conclusions has brought cheers to the state.

Through its arguments, the counsel for the state pointed out that the panel which looked into the issue, denied natural justice to the state. “Kerala through the arguments questioned the very basis of the EC report, which certified the Mullaperiyar dam safe.

Kerala on Tuesday submitted before the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court that the report of the Empowered Committee (EC) on the safety of Mullaperiyar dam has to be relooked in the light of t

Reservoirs across the State fast filling up; shutters of Neyyar, Moozhiyar dams opened

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Finds Study On Dam Safety Unreliable

Kochi: Members of the Supreme Court constitution bench hearing the Mullaperiyar dam case on Wednesday raised doubts over the reliability of the finding of a team from IIT Delhi that the dam is unsafe.

Kerala on Tuesday argued before the Supreme Court that the Mullaperiyar water agreement has become legally unsustainable after the state legislature passed the Kerala Irrigation and Water Conservat

The Empowered Committee after going through several aspects had technically concluded that the Mullaperiyar dam is hydrologically, structurally and seismically safe for raising the water level beyo

Nearly a dozen villages face risk of flood after a dam collapsed in Panna district on Sunday night.

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