MCC Starts Pumping Water From Backwater of Harekala Barrage to Avoid Water Rationing

MCC Starts Pumping Water From Backwater of Harekala Barrage to Avoid Water Rationing

To avoid water rationing, the Mangalore City Corporation (MCC) has started pumping water from the backwater of Harekala barrage. The inflow of water into Thumbe dam had stopped from the first week of March. Hence, the city corporation has planned to pump the water from the backwater of Harekala barrage.

Water available in the backwater of Harekala barrage will be pumped and filled in the MCC’s dam at Thumbe, on the upstream. Pumps will be placed on floating platforms created by using boats. The Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) and Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers (MCF) have arranged the pump.

Dakshina Kannada district administration has already ordered industries to stop lifting water from the AMR dam, which is located on the upstream of Thumbe dam. The water level at Thumbe dam has reduced from 5.95 metres on March 3 to 5.5 metres on April 14.

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