Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee  to visit Cauvery basin dams from June 4

Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee to visit Cauvery basin dams from June 4

May 27, 2019

Mysuru:  Following the directions of the Supreme Court-constituted Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA), the members of Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee (CWRC) will be visiting eight reservoirs coming under Cauvery basin, for online monitoring system through telemetry-based real time data acquisition and transmission, starting from June 4.

The Panel will begin their task by first visiting KRS in Srirangapatna taluk on June 4 and 5.

Speaking to SOM in this backdrop this morning, Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Ltd. (CNNL) Superintending Engineer (SE) H.C. Ramendra, who is also a member of the Committee, clarified that the visit is no way concerned with Cauvery water sharing between the four riparian States of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Pointing out that the Committee is presently dealing on issues such as how to improve efficiency of Cauvery basin dams, enhancement of dam capacity, plugging leakages, maintenance of canals etc., Ramendra said that  the Committee will take stock on the current status regarding these issues.

Continuing, he said that the Committee will make a study of water level sensors on the eight reservoirs of the basin and discharge / flow rate sensors on all canals / outlets taking off from them, that are proposed to be installed to measure the levels / outflows accurately.

After completion of the task, the members will submit the report to CWMA within six weeks, he said and added that the Committee has members from all four riparian States.

As per schedule, the Committee will begin with its task by first visiting KRS on June 4 and 5, Mettur Dam (Stanley Reservoir), Lower Bhavani Reservoir and Amaravathi Reservoir, all in Tamil Nadu from June 7 to 9, seven contact points already in operation between Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on June 9 and 10. Hemavathi Reservoir, Harangi Reservoir and Kabini Reservoir, all in Karnataka from June 17 to 20 and Banasurasagar Reservoir in Kerala on June 24                                            and 25.

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Referring to low water level in KRS, Ramendra said there was no cause of worry on the drinking water front, as water supplies to Mysuru and Bengaluru will not be affected.

Reassuring the citizens that there will be no drinking water crisis, he said that the CNNL has taken all necessary measures for ensuring uninterrupted drinking water supply.


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