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After a spell of water crisis Thumbay dam overflows; gates opened

After a spell of water crisis Thumbay dam overflows; gates opened

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, June 2, 2016: The gates of the Thumbay vented dam were opened on May31, Tuesday and June 1, Wednesday  and the water released into the sea in the wake of the increase in inflow of water to the dam, thanks to the heavy rains the district received since May 31.

Thumbay dam  1


Thumbay dam


MCC officials have informed that 70 sluice gates of the dam were opened  on Wednesday while 134 gates at higher altitude were opened on Tuesday to ensure that  there was  no overflow of water from the dam.

It has also been gathered that there were plans to open all gates of the dam if there is further inflow of water, so that  silt does not accumulate in the dam.

Meanwhile, water level at Baje dam across Swarna river in Udupi is yet to rise and water is still being supplied through tankers to affected aresas.

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Balachandra, Bantwal Thu, June-2-2016, 1:36
Finally the lord has heard the prayers and dam seemed to be filled due to rain. The people suffered a lot of water woes this year.
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