Last month reportedly saw the highest rainfall in the state in 50 years.

Good rainfall gets Chennai water bounty reservoirs have 15 more days of water (Image for representation)
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The city's four reservoirs have enough water now to provide for residents for nearly 15 more days. This is after Chennai witnessed good rainfall and showers in August, reports ToI.

According to reports, the reservoirs -  Chembaramabakkam, Poondi, Redhills and Cholavaram, had run dry in July and Metrowater was forced to rely on other sources to distribute water. Last month however reportedly saw the highest rainfall in the state in 50 years. Cholavaram, Redhills and Poondi reservoirs which are located in Tiruvallur district, apparently received 45cm rainfall and that is 24% above normal.

The Chembaramabakkam reservoir is meanwhile located in Kanchipuram district which saw 14% excess rainfall.

Metrowater is also not confident of getting any water from the Krishna river. "For the Andhra government to supply Krishna water, the water level in the Kandaleru reservoir (which stores Krishna water) must be in excess of 13TMC," a Metrowater official told ToI.

Andhra Pradesh witnesses majority of its rainfall between June and September. Tamil Nadu however is still expecting more rain between October and December when the northeast monsoon sets in. 

 

 

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