the breaching of the MULATHARA regulator yesterday have caused flood like situation in the lower streams of nila.the river was at its furious best at LAKKIDI,SHORNUR and PATTAMBI.continuous rains in the tamil nadu side of the ghats have made the PARAMBIKULAM ALIYAR dam to open its shutters,causing excessive discharge downstream,which washed away the regulator dam.major disaster was averted as the whole incident occured during day time.

the people in the region were facing acute water shortages due to the delayed onset of north east monsoon.the rains pouring down since friday evening have brought relief  in this respect and also have helped to bring down the mercury level.


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