The Water Resources Department (WRD) plans to build a check dam and reconstruct dilapidated storage buildings upstream of the Poondi reservoir in Tiruvallur to retailer floodwater and improve groundwater recharge.
It is making ready estimates to assemble one other check dam throughout the Nagari river at Gulur, close to Tiruttani, as a measure to save floodwater. This will probably be the fourth check dam to be constructed throughout the river. Officials of the WRD stated work was beneath means to build a check dam at Illupur, close to Tiruttani, at a value of ₹17.6 crore. The proposed check dam will come up at Gulur village, positioned 6 km downstream of Illupur. Both areas are positioned upstream of the Poondi reservoir.
As areas round Gulur are dry, the 200-metre-long and 2-metre-high check dam will assist retailer about 20 million cubic ft (mcft) of water in the river. “We expect the storage structure to recharge groundwater wells in at least four villages, including Gulur and Karani Nizampet, and help irrigation and drinking water needs. The river will have a flow for two more months after the monsoon,” an official stated. The challenge will probably be taken up at a value of ₹15 crore.
Similarly, the division plans to rebuild two dilapidated storage buildings throughout a channel that hyperlinks surplus water from totally different waterbodies, together with the Senji Panapakkam tank, to the Poondi reservoir.
The check dams at Thirupachur and Kaivandur throughout the provide channel are brick masonry buildings constructed round 50-60 years in the past. Water saved in the Thirupachur check dam can be diverted to tanks in Thirupachur and Pullarambakkam villages. The new ₹5 crore facility will probably be 60 metre in size and 1.8 metre in top, and will probably be ready to retailer 6 mcft of floodwater. The surplus from right here will journey for an additional km and be saved in the Kaivandur check dam, which is 5 km upstream of the Poondi reservoir.
Once the Kaivandur check dam is reconstructed, it’ll cater to the irrigation wants of the surrounding villages and likewise feed tanks in Siruvanur. The two initiatives are estimated to value a complete of ₹10 crore.