Alert In Idukki;Dam May Be Opened

Idukki:Though it is officially decided not to open the dam immediately, in the next one or two days it will become necessary and foreseeing that situation the authorities have started preparations for that.If the rains continues like this,the dam has to be opened by Saturday or Sunday informed the KSEB,to Idukki and Ernakulam District administration.
Alert had been passed on to those who are residing near the river Periyar.The dam was opened last time on October 1992.It is first time in September,after two decades that the water level in the dam is rising this much.On Thursday evening the water level was 2400.6 feet.The dam gets opened when the water level reaches 2403 feet. At Moolamattom powerhouse the inflow of water is twice the volume being used for generating power; that is the reason for rising water level