In this page we will update the current water level of Mettur dam and how much Cusecs of water is Inflow and Outflow in dam.
Mettur Dam Water Level Today
மேட்டூர் அணை நீர் நிலவரம்
|Current (Live Data) as on 12.09.2020||92.120/120 Feet|
Mettur Dam Information:
Mettur Dam Reservoir, the largest dam in Tamil Nadu, was the tallest dam in Asia and the largest dam in the world until its completion. The dam is 214 feet high and 174 feet wide with a water storage height of 120 feet. The total length of the Mettur Dam is 1700 meters. Its capacity is 93.4 TMC.
The British government’s attempt to build a dam at Mettur was abandoned as the princely state of Mysore came to a standstill from 1801 to 1923. But in 1923, when the Tanjore farmers demanded annual compensation for the losses caused by the Cauvery floods, the state of Mysore agreed to build the Mettur dam at the initiative of the state of Travancore.
|Total Length||5,300 feet|
|Total Capacity||93.50 TMC|
|Maximum Height||214 feet|
|Maximum Width||171 feet|
|Storage Height||120 feet|
|Watershed Area||59.25 square miles|
Accordingly, construction work on the dam at Mettur began in 1924 by Stanley, a British engineer working in Chennai. The construction of the dam took place from 1924 for about 9 years. More than 10,000 workers were involved in the work. The Mettur Dam, built of lime and car, is still seen today as a model that incorporates dam-building technologies.
It was only after the construction of the Mettur Dam that it was revealed that there was no need to build the entire dam with stone. Methods were also developed to discharge stagnant water into rivers and canals through canals. Earlier, the dam irrigated more than 20 lakh acres of land in Tamil Nadu. The total cultivation in Tamil Nadu at that time was only 16 lakh acres.
Cauvery water from Karnataka enters through Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu. There, the Cauvery flows into the Hokkanakal Falls and flows into the tributaries of the Bhavani, Amravati, Noyyal and Manimuttaru in Tamil Nadu. The Cauvery, which flows through Pilikundulu in Tamil Nadu, reaches the Okanagan Falls. The Cauvery then reaches the Mettur Dam and forms the Stanley Reservoir.
Irrigation starting in Mettur: Cauvery irrigation in Tamil Nadu starts from Mettur. The Bhavani River joins the Bhavani at Bhavani with the Cauvery coming out of Mettur. The Noyyal River joins the Cauvery, which passes through the city of Erode, at Noyyal near Kodumudi. The Amravati River merges with the Cauvery at the command post near Karur. There were about 13 villages on the way to reach the Cauvery and Mettur dams coming from Kodagu hills in Karnataka to Tamil Nadu. The houses where the villagers lived and the temples they worshiped were in the area of the Mettur Dam.
After they were all disposed of, the Mettur Dam was built. The temples and sculptures of the displaced villagers can still be seen when the water level in the Mettur Dam decreases due to low rainfall.
Medur is the place where the glory of the engineering field is fully realized. Mettur is a place where you can enjoy watching, sailing, fishing and gardening.
Note: This page will be updated on each and every day. Data will shown here was collected from third party and govt reservoirs sources. Page update happens single time only. Morning, Afternoon, Evening data are not updated separately.
Source: Samaym Tamil