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Water flow in Palar reaches Virinchipuram
12 September 2017

There was stagnant water in parts of the river after rains

Water from the Agaram Eri flowed into river Palar and reached Virinchipuram on Monday. Agaram Eri received water following heavy rainfall in Alangayam. According to officials of the Public Works Department (PWD), Agaram Eri, which is a tributary of river Palar, originates near Melarasampattu in Alangayam.

Alangayam recorded 70 mm rainfall during the 24-hour period ending 8 a.m. on September 10. “Following the rains in the catchment area, Agaram Eri witnessed inflow. The water reached Palar river near Pallikonda. On Monday, it continued to flow in the Palar and reached Virinchipuram, nearly 10 km from Pallikonda,” an official said. He added that there was stagnant water in parts of the Palar river following rains, and the flow began once water from the Agaram Eri reached the river.

Recently, residents of nearly eight to nine villages submitted a petition to the Collector seeking a check dam across the river Palar at Virinichipuram. S.N.C. Marthandan, organiser of Palar Protection Awareness Movement, said it was time that authorities constructed a check dam across Palar at Virinchipuram so that water can be diverted to three water bodies – Sadupperi, Periya Eri and Kadaperi.

“If a check dam is constructed, water in the river can be diverted to the lakes. Otherwise, the water will go waste,” he said.



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