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Kerala tells SC no amount of rejuvenation can perpetuate 126-yr-old Mullaperiyar dam
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Kerala tells SC no amount of rejuvenation can perpetuate 126-yr-old Mullaperiyar dam

The government said the only permanent solution for removing the 'eternal threat owing to the safety concerns' of the dam is to build a new dam in the downstream reaches of the existing dam

Kerala faces opposition from Tamil Nadu after nod for feasibility study to build new dam in Mullaperiyar
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Kerala faces opposition from Tamil Nadu after nod for feasibility study to build new dam in Mullaperiyar

The August flood that took the water level in most of the dams, including Mullapperiyar, to the brim had confounded fears of people living in the downstream of the dam regarding their safety.

One shutter of Cheruthoni dam in Idukki to open at 4 pm today; Kerala bans tourism, night travel in district
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One shutter of Cheruthoni dam in Idukki to open at 4 pm today; Kerala bans tourism, night travel in district

The Idukki district has banned tourism and late night travel in the district starting Friday in view an IMD forecast of heavy to very heavy rains in Kerala and Lakshadweep in the next two-three days

Kerala bans tourism, night travel in Idukki after IMD issues 'very heavy rainfall' warning: Govt likely to open dam shutters
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Kerala bans tourism, night travel in Idukki after IMD issues 'very heavy rainfall' warning: Govt likely to open dam shutters

The Idukki district administration in Kerala has banned tourism and night travels in the district including to Neelakurinji gardens in Munnar starting Friday in view of the heavy to very heavy rain forecast in Kerala and Lakshadweep in the next two-three days

Tamil Nadu releasing water from Mullaperiyar Dam didn't cause Kerala floods: CWC report
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Tamil Nadu releasing water from Mullaperiyar Dam didn't cause Kerala floods: CWC report

The Kerala government had claimed that the sudden release from the Mullaperiyar dam forced it to release more water from the Idukki reservoir, becoming one of the causes of the floods.

Karnataka could take leaf out of Tamil Nadu's book: Intricate network of canals avoided Kodagu-like flooding in state
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Karnataka could take leaf out of Tamil Nadu's book: Intricate network of canals avoided Kodagu-like flooding in state

It is admirable how Tamil Nadu has managed water received from Karnataka's Cauvery river. After the recent rainfall that devastated the Kodagu district of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu received copious amounts of water

Supreme Court orders to maintain water level of Mullaperiyar Dam at 139 feet till 31 August
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Supreme Court orders to maintain water level of Mullaperiyar Dam at 139 feet till 31 August

The Supreme Court Friday ordered that the water level at the Mullaperiyar Dam be maintained at 139 feet till 31 August keeping in mind the grave devastation that has taken place due to the unprecedented floods in Kerala.

Tamil Nadu to file affidavit in SC refuting Kerala's claims that sudden water release from Mullaperiyar Dam caused floods
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Tamil Nadu to file affidavit in SC refuting Kerala's claims that sudden water release from Mullaperiyar Dam caused floods

The Mullaperiyar Dam is located on the Western Ghats near Thekkady in Idukki district of Kerala on the Periyar river.

Disaster management panel asks Tamil Nadu govt to lower water level of Mullaperiyar Dam
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Disaster management panel asks Tamil Nadu govt to lower water level of Mullaperiyar Dam

A disaster management sub-committee to monitor the water level of Mullaperiyar Dam on Thursday asked Tamil Nadu to keep water limit of the reservoir 2-3 feet below the 142-feet FRL

Sudden release of water by Tamil Nadu from Mullaperiyar dam reason caused deluge, Kerala govt tells SC
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Sudden release of water by Tamil Nadu from Mullaperiyar dam reason caused deluge, Kerala govt tells SC

The Pinarayi Vijayan government said that in the wake of prior alerts by its engineers, Kerala's Water Resources Secretary had written to her counterpart in Tamil Nadu government and the Chairman of the Supervisory Committee on Mullaperiyar dam, requesting controlled release of water without waiting for the water level in the reservoir to reach its full level.

Supreme Court tells Kerala's National Crisis Management Committee to consider lowering water level of Mullaperiyar Dam by 3 feet
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Supreme Court tells Kerala's National Crisis Management Committee to consider lowering water level of Mullaperiyar Dam by 3 feet

Supreme Court has asked the National Crisis Management Committee and a sub-committee set up by Kerala to deal with the flood situation in the state to coordinate and consider to reduce the water level at the Mullaperiyar Dam from the existing 142 feet to 139 feet.

Kerala flood toll rises to 97 as 30 killed in single day; Centre rushes NDRF teams, army to shore up response
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Kerala flood toll rises to 97 as 30 killed in single day; Centre rushes NDRF teams, army to shore up response

Altogether 97 people have died in rain-related incidents since the second spell of monsoon fury got unleashed on 8 August. The murderous weather has claimed 55 lives in the last two days alone.

Kerala rains: Tiff with Tamil Nadu over release of water from Mullaperiyar dam adds to state's troubles
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Kerala rains: Tiff with Tamil Nadu over release of water from Mullaperiyar dam adds to state's troubles

Kerala's two-page letter pleaded with Tamil Nadu to start releasing water in smaller quantities, instead of doing so only after the water reached the level of 142 feet.

Situation worsens in Kerala as incessant rains continue; shutters of 35 dams open for the first time in history
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Situation worsens in Kerala as incessant rains continue; shutters of 35 dams open for the first time in history

Heavy rains in Kerala since Tuesday filled the reservoirs of the dams to full capacity, and the fresh bout of rainfall on Wednesday claimed 21 lives and disrupted life in 12 of the 14 districts.

Kerala floods updates: 11 deaths in Malappuram landslides take toll to 67; fresh rains ravage parts of state
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Kerala floods updates: 11 deaths in Malappuram landslides take toll to 67; fresh rains ravage parts of state

The Tamil Nadu government has agreed to draw more water from the Mullaperiyar Dam, following neighbouring Kerala's request and Home Minister Rajnath Singh's intervention

Kerala rains: Toll climbs to 67 as flood worsens; red alert issued across the state; CM seeks Narendra Modi's intervention
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Kerala rains: Toll climbs to 67 as flood worsens; red alert issued across the state; CM seeks Narendra Modi's intervention

Incessant downpour battered Kerala on Wednesday resulting in 19 more deaths and further destruction, forcing authorities to issue a red alert across the southern state.

Unrelenting rains force Kerala authorities to open dams' shutters; experts blame poor planning for scale of spate
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Unrelenting rains force Kerala authorities to open dams' shutters; experts blame poor planning for scale of spate

The rain fury that left a trail of destruction across Kerala since 8 August has subsided but the water that it has brought to reservoirs of many major and minor dams continues to haunt a large segment of people in the state.

Half of Kerala reels under floods as death toll rises to 29, over 53,000 people left homeless
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Half of Kerala reels under floods as death toll rises to 29, over 53,000 people left homeless

Northern and central Kerala have been battered by heavy rains of the Southwest monsoon since August 8, which has left 29 people dead, including three today.

Kerala rains updates: Death toll rises to 29, over 54,000 displaced; 11 of 14 districts in state on high alert
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Kerala rains updates: Death toll rises to 29, over 54,000 displaced; 11 of 14 districts in state on high alert

Dam reservoirs and rivers overflowed, sections of highways collapsed and homes were swept away in severe flooding in more than half of Kerala, after days of incessant rains left nearly 54,000 people homeless and killed at least 29

Mullaperiyar dam: SC asks Centre, TN, Kerala to set up panels to deal with any 'unpredictable' disaster occurring on-site
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Mullaperiyar dam: SC asks Centre, TN, Kerala to set up panels to deal with any 'unpredictable' disaster occurring on-site

SC directed the governments to set up committees to deal with any "unpredictable" disaster that may occur at the site of the Mullaperiyar dam.