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District Administration decides to conduct dredging at Thumbay Dam

District Administration decides to conduct dredging at Thumbay Dam

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Nov 12, 2018: For the first time, the district administration has decided to  undertake dredging operation  at the Thumbay   vented dam to remove  large quantity of silt that has accumulated beneath. Through this step, the administration plans to  solve the problem arising in storing more water in the dam.

Thumbay Dam

The Union Environment Ministry had recently permitted the District Administration to undertake dredging operation. Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil has formed a committee comprising MCC officials  for the purpose. Tender has already been invited through the committee and  once the process is complete, dredging operations will commence.

Presently water is stored upto a height of five meters. But the  silt beneath has reduced the water storage capacity.

 MCC Commissioner Mohammad Nazeer has said that the dredging operations is likely  to commence in the next few days.

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