Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday Photo: Stanley Reservoir

Mettur Dam reached 100ft of water

Stanley Reservoir is one of the largest fishing reservoirs in South India, River Cauvery as its main source of water. The water is retained by the Mettur Dam, which has a capacity of totally 90 Tmcft!  The creation of the reservoir means submersion of two villages, all of whose inhabitants were relocated to Mettur.  

Fishing boat afloat

PS. Right now its celebration time at Mettur Dam, hence dam has touched 110ft of water on the total height of 120ft. Thanks to the heavy rainfall across Cauvery catchment, which forced the dams of Karnataka to release surplus water from the KRS and Kabini dams to rose to nearly 1,00,000 cubic feet per second from less than 40,000 latterly. The shutters of the dam are opened for samba rice cultivation from today. ( Photos composed while the level of water was about 75ft , while taking a drive on the dam few years back)

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a beautiful photo! i love how you caught the swallow in flight. and congratulations on good water supply!

Karyn Bryson said...

I am hoping you will post some pictures and writing about the rice cultivation.

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful reservoir, Jeevan... It does look like you have had lots of rainfall there since the dam is full of water....

we are LOW on water around here ---and need rain desperately. It is VERY dry... We need some of your dam water!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Destination Infinity said...

Super pic :)

Destination Infinity

Rajesh said...

Beautiful reservoir. Looks very calm.

Indrani said...

Nice pics.

George said...

Your first photo of the reservoir is beautiful.

Ponniyinselvan/karthikeyan said...

karthik's father worked as AEE of this dam.This picture takes me back to those golden days.
karthik amma

Chandra said...

Nicely photographed.
I have never seen this much water in Mettur dam.
I am glad to see it.
Peace :)

Arti said...

Love the tranquility of the waters. Many thanks for adding the description.