Mangaluru: Dam water enough for summer, no worry of rationing


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Apr 28: The vented dam at Thumbe built across River Netravati on which the city is dependent for its water needs has water level of 5.51 metres now as against its maximum level of six metres. As such, the worry over summer water shortage has been warded off. As per the estimate, the water storage in Thumbe and AMR dams will be sufficient for the city till June 5.

In contrast, water level in Thumbe vented dam had started to show marked slump since mid-March last year. From April onward, water rationing was resorted to.

To augment the water level in the Thumbe dam, standing water from AMR dam was released on April 15 and the maximum level of six metres was achieved. Since the last some days, catchment areas of River Netravati have been getting rainfall. Therefore, the Nekkilady vented dam which supplies water to Puttur city has been overflowing. Water level at the AMR dam, which has a storage level of four metres now, is therefore likely to rise further. As such, the current level of water will be sufficient till June 5, the officials say.

City corporation commissioner Ajith Kumar Hegde Shanadi, said that the current water storage in Thumbe vented dam would be sufficient for the city for about a month. He said that as per the current estimate, there will not be any shortfall of water and if needed, additional water can be got from the AMR dam.

 

 

  

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  • Anil, Bantwal svs

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    And water leakage is at the highest.authorities in no mood of repairing even after complaints

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    Our Districts are Blessed ...

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    We should not be having problem this summer, like now we are not having any load shedding of electricity. Hostels, hotels, construction projects ,clubs are closed so there is less consumption of water.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    Please think about next year and beyond!!

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  • John, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    God, little more rain please!

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  • Oswald Fernandee, Chowta Nagar, Behind GD College, Surathkal, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    Although enough water is available in the dam, supply to our area is erratic. Yesterday we got water after 3 days. Does it mean that water is released to areas where influential people are staying!! I hope the concerned authorities will look into this issue and provide us water at least once in 2 days!!

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    Oswald,

    Each and every house has either underground sump or a syntax in which the water, whenever it comes, gets stored. If you are waiting for the water to come and you do washing/cooking/bathing, you will keep complaining all your life. Because, most of the times, the water comes at night time, not day.

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  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    The higher storage of water is due to the COVID effect. This year the biggest industrial consumer of water in the region MRPL was closed due to coronavirus and due to this, the upstream water was conserved.

    Last year also MRPL was shut due to shortage of water , So MRPL and other industries are the major guzzlers of water and need to be controlled during summer.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    These guys should thank their stars for the lockdown or else, the situation would have been a visible river waterbed!!!

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    MRPL has a dedicated pipeline coming from Sarapady dam. They have instructions to share their stock when Thumbe dam falls short of water.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    We should give a big thanks to the lockdown that water consumption has come down drastically due to complete closure of water intensive businesses like hospitality, realty, & others; just imagine the water levels if all these businesses were operating in full swing!!

    Good time to plan for next year!!

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  • amith shetty, mangalore

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    Almost all industries are shut now. So no much usage of water.

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  • swati, mang/dxb

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    who was responsible for last so many years to create an artificial water shortage for Mangalore city.? who was in power..?? people still don't realize and supporting Gunda chors openly.

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    Please stop politicising issues... Use ur head if u have... Water levels depend as per the usage and no political party has control over it... Today constructions havecstopped, so have hotels, schools, industries, companies, etc... Today even if Congress was in power the water levels would have been higher.. what do u think they were putting a straw into the dam and drinking water 24*7???

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    Use ur head if u have... so true.. he he he

    Even after so many direct snap, the donku baala continues...

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  • swati, mang/dxb

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    seriously.. now you don't want to talk politics rest of the time even if a dog bark u guys relate it to PM. The water level doesn't drop unless it released to the sea. More water was released to sea to help sand mafias during congress periods. we know whats the truth.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    What collects at the bottom of a dam is silt and if it's not emptied the space to hold water is reduced. To remove this collection, the dam got to be emptied ?? If it's not emptied into the sea, where else do you expect it to go ? Engineers working in relevant department do this work. If Congress was in power during one such operation, does it mean that the party leader took the silt home ?

    Somebody said it right. Use it IF you have !

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    Swati, please why don't you read all the earlier posts as to why water level is good this year, before getting defensive & commenting like a baby??

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    Appreciated ...

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    At last some good news in this stressful and heated environment. Lets be grateful that God is showing mercy at us by not causing water problems along with all other problems we have now.

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    Yes. Now don't start wasting water.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 28 2020

    You r indirectly thanking CORONA lockdown!!!!

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