All Kerala Dams Filled in July – Dangerous Dam Operations

The shutters of the #IdukkiDam opened for trial run as water level rises up to nearly 2399 ft in the reservoir. One of the 5 Shutters the middle shutter of the Cheruthoni dam has been lifeted up by 50cm for trial Run.Death toll rises to 29, over 54,000 displaced due to #KeralaFloods. @CMOKerala Pinarayi Vijayan appeals for contribution to CM’s relief fund. .

August11, 2018 (C) Ravinder Singh ravindersinvent@gmail.com

This is the 5th monsoon of present government – this government too failed to Learn SAFE & OPTIMUM use of Storage Dams that have barest minimum Storage capacity in the world – 120 BCM in 91 CWC major dams. Early filling of Dams is Disastrous.

National & State Disaster Management Authorities had not learnt a thing since inception in 2005. Many biggest Floods could have been prevented in Basins with large storage dams. This season I didn’t see Motor Boats in Flooded areas.

NDMA doesn’t monitor Drain Cleaning, Regulate Dams for SAFE OPERATIONS & Maximize Irrigation.

IMD doesn’t provide LIVE RAINFALL INFO, Delhi, Metros need 100 Automatic Gauges, make Daily River Basin Data Public, Weekly rainfall info is available every Wednesday when Cumulative info of Last 3 days, Last 7 days, Last 14 days and Last 21 days is Critical for Agriculture. Info ought to be Word or EXCELL Format than Pictures that are not downloadable.

1.     Early filling of UKAI DAM in 2006 led to Flooding of Surat City – Dam releases Coincided with Peak Inflows – Maximized Floods than normal without dam when SMART OPERATIONS COULD MODERATE FLOODS TO SAFE LEVEL.

2.     In case of DEFICIENT BASINS – Over 50% Live Capacity of Additional Irrigation was possible in case of Cauvery Basin this season.

3.     Early Opening of Flood Gates could have FLUSHED OUT Some Silt Also Extending the Service Life of Dams.

Cauvery Basin was virtually dry in May-June and there was ‘Fight Between TN & Karnataka’ – but before July End – 26-07-2018 i.e.

Cauvery Basin Dams were filled up when OPTIMUM STORAGE LEVEL OUGHT to be 50%.

http://202.159.215.252:83/DocumentUploadRoot/DocumentId_25072/26.07.2018_CWC_Bull.pdf

Cauvery Basin Dams Filling %, Live Capacity in BCM, Excess over 2017

Dams

Live Storage

26-07-2018

26-07-2017

10 Yrs Avg

2018 – 2017

Mettur Dam

2.647

 100%

7%

40%

2.462

KRS

1.163

100%

27%

53%

0.849

Hemavathy

0.927

100%

44%

62%

0.519

Lower Bhiwani

0.792

92%

16%

43%

0.602

Kabini

0.444

95%

62%

57%

0.147

Harangi

0.220

92%

100%

82%

(-) 0.018

Cauvery Basin

6.195 BCM

4.561 BCM

Cauvery Basin this year could have used 3 BCM more water than Normal.

Rainfall on 26-07-2018 was Normal – 3% Plus for TN and SI Karnataka 14% Excess.

Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS

Y-77, Hauz Khas, ND -110016, India. Ph: 091- 8826415770, 9871056471, 9650421857

Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power, Transportation,

Smart Cities, Water, Energy Saving, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Technologies and Projects

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