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CWMA Orders Karnataka to Release 31.24 tmcft Water to Tamil Nadu

  • Delhi, July 3, 2018: During the first meeting of the newly appointed Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) in New Delhi, yesterday, Karnataka was directed to release 31.24 tmcft Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu in July.

    The water will be released by Karnataka based on the water level at Biligundlu dam.

    According to S Masood Hussain, interim chairman of CWMA, the meeting discussed various factors involved in the release of Cauvery water including the factors related to the water inflow & outflow. He noted that the details required to release water from Cauvery are being preserved by the authority.

    Hussain also shared that the water to be released for July would be over and above the extra water released in June.

    Karnataka had released an extra of 3 tmcft of water from Cauvery in June owing to the heavy rainfall in the river's catchment areas.

    The meeting took place despite Karnataka government planning appeal in the Supreme Court against the formation of Cauvery Water Management Authority. The next meeting will be held in New Delhi on July 5.