Where is Mullaperiyar Dam?

Mullaperiyaru Dam is a masonry gravity dam on the Periyar River in the Indian state of Kerala It is located 881 m above mean sea level, on the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats in Thekkady, Idukki District of Kerala.

This Dam is in News because

Mullaperiyar dam, operated by Tamil Nadu, is exceptionally vulnerable because of its large catchment area and limited storage capacity, the state government informed the Kerala High Court.

Rising water levels in the Mullaperiyar dam due to heavy rains and issuance of the first warning has triggered panic among people living downstream of more than a century-year-oldĀ dam at Thekkady.

Even as the water level in the dam stands at a safe storage level of 134.20 ft as per the data released by the district administration on Saturday at 11 pm, of the total capacity of 142 ft, the water level is expected to rise if heavy rain continues to lash in the catchment area in the coming days.

Source: TNIE

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