Chennai Water Supply Lakes position as on 10th December 2019 in comparison with last 17 years storage

Chennai water supply lakes December 2019

Is the water problem in Chennai resolved due to recent rainfall? Thanks to TamilNadu Weatherman for all the information. Four Lakes surrounding Chennai which are the major suppliers of water for the city are in the following position as on 10th December 2019 5000 mcft mark and including Veeranam it crossed 6000 mcft.

We have good water this year. Storage in four Chennai water supply lakes have crossed 5000 mcft and with Veeranam it is over 6000 mcft. With Krishna water stepping up we might see the 4 lakes water level crossing 6000 mcft in next 20 days and with Veeranam we will be over 7000 mcft. Thats a storage level we ill take it any year though we personally expected the levels to touch 9000-10000 mcft.

  • Mettur is filled to brim for record days at 93500 mcft and we can use to fill Veeranam again 4-5 times.
  • Somasila has 69300 mcft and Kandaleru has 45100 mcft. Out of which Chennai’s total quota is 12000 mcft at entry point. We have got only 3000 mcft till date and Andhra has plenty of water to give us the balance 9000 mcft. So we are in much comfortable position this year.
  • Other (>200 mcft) Lakes in Kancheepuram / Chengalpet
  • Thenneri Lake near Walajabad with 1106 mcft capacity is full
  • Uthiremerur Lake with 959 mcft, its one lake which is not full.
  • Madurantagam Lake with 694 mcft capacity is also full
  • Kolavai in Chengalpet with 477 mcft capacity is full.
  • Sriperumbedur Lake with 235 mcft capacity is nearing full
  • Manimangalam with 225 mcft capacity is full.
  • Ambattur Lake capacity is 170 mcft,
  • Korattur 160 mcft
  • Ayapakkam 140 mcft
  • Porur 70 mcft
  • Parithupattu 45 mcft

Source – TamilNadu Weatherman


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