Mettur Dam Water Level Today Live: Mettur dam is the largest dam in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as the Stanley Reservoir and is located in Mettur, a small town in Salem district, Tamil Nadu. The Mettur dam is constructed across the river Cauvery which is the longest river in Tamil Nadu. Mettur Dam receives inflows from Kabini Dam and Krishna Raja Sagara Dams located in Karnataka. The Dam provides irrigation and drinking water facilities for more than 12 districts of Tamilnadu. Here you can check the Mettur Dam Water Level Today Live Status, Mettur Dam Level History details, Controversy, Latest updates and more.
Mettur Dam Water Level Today Live Status:
Mettur Dam Water Level Today in Feet: 50.19/120 Feet [14 May 2019]
Mettur Dam Inflow Water Level in Cusescs: 84 Cusecs
Mettur Dam Outflow Water Level in Cusecs: 3000 Cusecs
Available Water Capacity in T.M.C: 17.93/93.47 T.M.C
Water Level: Decreasing
History of Mettur Dam
Mettur Dam had a long history from the year 1834 to the year 1934. The construction work began in 1925 and the entire work was completed in 1934. The dam was opened by the Governor of Madras, Sir George Stanley. The total length of the dam is 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) with the maximum level of 120 ft (37 m) and the aggregate Mettur Dam capacity is more than 93,470,000,000 cubic feet (93.47 Tmcft). Near the dam, there is a large power generation constructed named Mettur Hydro-Electrical Power House. There is also a recreation center under Mettur Dam called Ellis Park maintained by Tamil Nadu Public Works Department. Most of the water requirements for irrigation in Tamil Nadu is provided by the Mettur Dam. The dam, the park, the major hydroelectric power stations and hills on surroundings make Mettur a tourist attraction.
The river originates in Kodagu district’s Talacauvery in Karnataka and flows through the tributaries like Harangi, Hemavati, Kabini, Bhavani, Arkavathy, Lakshmana Tirtha, Noyyal and Arkavati. Cauvery flows through Haasan, Mandya, and Mysuru districts before entering Krishnagiri, Erode, Karur, Trichy, Pudukottai, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur and other districts in Tamil Nadu. Cauvery river and its tributaries also flow through Kerala and Puducherry.
The river’s basin covers three main states and a Union Territory as follows,