Kerala Floods: SC asks panels to consider lowering dam’s water level

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Expressing grave concerns over the flood situation in Kerala, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) and the court-appointed committee to meet and explore the possibility of reducing the water level in the Mullaperiyar Dam reservoir to 139-feet mark. While observing that the idea was to resolve the A Bench led by chief justice Dipak Misra said: We are leaving it to the committee to bring down the water level to 139 feet from current 142 feet. While the judges asked the Kerala chief secretary to file an affidavit on what steps are being taken for disaster management, rescue and rehabilitation of those affected, it directed Tamil Nadu to It then posted the matter for next hearing on August 24. The situation of Kerala is being monitored on a The sub-committee was constituted under Section 9 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and the NCMC has decided that the water level in the Mullaperiyar reservoir should be reduced by two-three feet due to the situation caused by Kerala Floods, the ASG told the apex court. So what about us citizens? Shekhar Naphade, appearing for Tamil Nadu, said it was not possible to bring down the water level as it will only cause further flooding in Kerala.