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Saturday 10 Aug 2019 03.22 PM

Shutters of Banasura Sagar dam opened

Banasura Sugar dam

Days and nights of heavy rains have made it necessary to open the shutter of the Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad,

The catchment area of the dam has been receiving heavy rainfall and the rainwater will need to be diverted to the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini river. The four shutters of dam will be opened 10 cm step by step.

With the water level in Karamanathodu likely to rise by 10 to 15 cm, people on the banks have been advised to exercise caution.

As of August 10 morning, a red warning has been issued in eight districts of Kerala, including Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargode. For the remaining six districts, an orange warning is in place.

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