The shutters of the Gomukhi dam positioned on the foothills of Kalvarayan hills in Kallakurichi district have been opened on Thursday to set free surplus water.
The shutters of the dam have been opened in October final yr to launch water for irrigation.
An official from the Public Works Division (Water Sources Organisation) mentioned that the water stage touched 44 ft as towards the total stage of 46 ft.
Following this, 2100 cusecs of water was launched from the dam. The elevated water move was because of heavy rains within the catchment areas.
Kallakurichi district obtained a median of 90.67 mm of rainfall within the final 24 hours ending at 8.30 a.m. on Thursday.
Rishivandiyam recorded 191 mm, Thiyagadurgam 185 mm, Kalayanallur 164 mm and Kallakurichi 154 mm.