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The Stanley reservoir to get safety, efficiency upgrade

A view of the Stanley reservoir in Mettur. — The State has launched a massive exercise of improving the safety and operational efficiency of select dams with 80 per cent financial assistance from World Bank. This ambitious project, named ‘Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project’ (DRIP), estimated to cost Rs.745.49 crore, is being executed in four […]

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Mettur dam gets copious inflow

Heavy but unusual summer rain in catchments of the Stanley reservoir at Mettur has brought copious inflows since Sunday morning, brightening the chances of opening it on the scheduled date of June 12 for the upcoming irrigation season for delta districts. PWD sources said that the catchments falling under Krishnagiri district have been receiving moderate […]

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Salem wakes up to sparrow chirps

Adapting to times:Braving hostile environment that threatens their very existence, sparrows are returning to city limits. A scene from Peramanur in Salem. – Bird watchers in Salem city were delighted to see a bunch of house sparrows of the family of Passeridae, chirping and playing in Peramanur locality here, after their mysterious disappearance from the […]

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Heavy Rain in Salem

Rain lashed Salem and its suburbs for the second successive day on Thursday. Besides Mettur Dam, many other reservoirs in the district are fast filling up along with tanks and lakes. Kariakoil dam reached its full reservoir level (FRL) of 50.5 feet with an inflow of 415 cusecs. Anaimaduvu recorded a water level of 53.47 […]

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No Schools in Salem on Thursday Due to Rain

Due to incessant rain, Collector J. Chandrakumar has declared holiday for both private and government schools in Salem district on Thursday. As rains battered the city and its suburbs on Wednesday and an inclement weather is persisting, the district administration has taken the decision to close down the schools for a day on Thursday. Source: […]

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Rain Fills Salem Lakes

Mookaneri Lake fast filling up due to heavy rain in Salem. — Photo: E. Lakshmi Narayanan Rains battered city and the district for more than four hours in the early hours of Wednesday. Rain water entered the low-lying areas in Pachapatti, Tirumalai Nagar, Four Roads Chatram and a few other residential localities from where people […]

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Stagnant rainwater

Residents of Pachapatti always bear the brunt of rain fury in Salem city. Being a low-lying area and boasting no proper storm water drainage, the pocket, whenever it pours, remains water-logged sometimes for months. As soon as the Kumaragiri Lake in Ammapet, the surplus water enters the Pachapatti residential locality. “The water is getting stagnated […]

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Salem Schools are Closed for Rain

Rain disrupted normal life in Salem city on Sunday. – Photo: P. Goutham Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds lashed the city and many parts of Salem and Namakkal districts on Sunday, forcing the Salem district administration to close down all schools in the district on Monday. After a late evening meeting with school managements […]

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Heavy Rain in Salem

Heavy rains lashed Salem and its suburbs here on Monday evening. The rains inundated low-lying areas. Sewage water mingled with rain water entered the houses at low-lying pockets in the city forcing the residents to seek shelter elsewhere. The city had been experiencing rains for the past two days. Source: THE HINDU

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Heavy Rain in Salem

Rain lashed Salem city and its suburbs on Thursday. Heavy rain has been battering the district since Wednesday evening, leaving two dead. Vasanthi (36) of Naduvaneri village and Sambasivam (32) of Unchakadu in Sankagiri block died of lightening strikes. Omalur recorded highest rainfall of 41 mm of rain followed by Yercaud 31.8 mm, Sankagiri 30, […]

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