They created all hell in Kerala......
How many dams are there in Achecoil, Manimala & Meenachil which created havoc in Central Kerala?
How much yield of Pamba River is impounded in the dams there?
Blame it on dams!!
There you have the Great Chaliyar River, which flows through Kozhikode and Malappuram Districts.
How many dams are there is this Chaliyar River basin other than some small weirs?
Blame it on dams..
But understand that Idukki is meeting Kerala's peak energy demand, its annual maintenance are done during monsoon and its all machine are needed in summer whn demand high, not in monsoon
We are hearing about integrated river basin development now...
Let's look back
What is the flood storage allowance of this dam? 12.3% of its max capacity when KSEB started flood release
An English translation of some points:
1. River is almost dry (It's October)
2. Irrigation scheme is a failure (Poringalkuthu Dam can only store 1 TMC alone was there)
3. We are taking bath by digging small pits in the river.
5. Saline intrusion is a great concern.
6. Complete Sholayar and Orukomban Reservoirs to ensure water for all seasons
Chalakudy is the steepest river in #Kerala, explains it's sharp response
Periyar Valley Irrigation Project under Bhoothankettu Barrage with no appreciable storage receives water from Idamalayar + 7 small reservoirs in Mudirapuzha with 1185 MCM regulates 2740 MCM annually.
Drinking water projects too depend these dams
Peruvannamoozhi 113 MCM (IRN)
Kuttiyadi 34 MCM
Banasurasgar 186 MCM
Regulates 340 MCM annually
Kerala stores how much of its river water in these damn dams?
Just 6.6% of annual flow!
Empty it when IMD says it's 96% to 104% LPA
But you greedy people not emptied your dams. Did not listen to our wisdom in hindsight!!!
Of course, we need them...Why our dams dont have that beyond a point, why create bigger spillways rather than flood storages? warrant a considered debate based on its historical and economical perspective
So these pundits will advise us why did we fill these dams when they foresee that a deluge is on the way & you are not supposed to store water
These illiterates Mallus have no idea about the scientific advancement!
Our catchment to dam travel time is just 4-5 hours it's fine with catchments having response time of 24 to 48 hours where you can act!!
I am ready for debate and learn from the constructive dissent. Not ready to take agendas or vitriol..
Will write, a detailed post on this