Kerala on edge as more rains likely, dams to be opened
The Morning Standard|October 19, 2021
RAIN abated on Monday, but the state remained on edge. With dams receiving steady inflow and the Met Department forecasting more heavy rain from Wednesday, the focus has shifted to dam management, particularly in view of the 2018 deluge.

A high alert has been issued in the coastal districts as water will be released from Idukki and Idamalayar reservoirs on Tuesday. The downstream areas of Chalakudy and Pampa rivers are already witnessing flood situation following release of water from Sholayar and Kakki dams. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, meanwhile, directed an expert committee to monitor the water level and make necessary preparations.

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