Mangaluru, May 25, 2016: Some light at the end of a dark tunnel for now, citizens of Mangaluru, bearing an acute water crises courageously for the last few weeks, may now get a more regular water supply. This is because of the rising water level at Thumbe vented dam that rose to 7 feet on Wednesday against maximum level of 13 feet.
DK DC Adoor B Ibrahim at a meeting here on May 24, Tuesday said water will be supplied regularly across Mangaluru and will be improved upon as much as possible against the once every two-three days supply. He did not fail to add that supply will be regular till the water level at the dam reaches 3 feet.
Release of water from the Nekkiladi barrage in Puttur taluk has increased the inflow of water in the Thumbe dam. The barrage is at a distance of 28 km from Thumbe. On May 20, the water level at Thumbe was 3.9 foot.
The gates of the barrage were opened on May 17, following a direction given by B Ramanath Rai, district in-charge minister on May 16. Rain in upper reaches of the barrage has increased the water level in Nekkiladi and on May 24, Tuesday, water at Thumbe dam has reached 7 feet giving Mangaluru City Corporation a shaky respite from water woes. Water level in the vented dam was 5.4 feet on May 22, Sunday. Since the water inflow is fair, the water level at the dam is expected to rise in coming days, pray for this.