Kochi : With waters nearing rule curve level, authorities will open Idamalayar dam at 4 pm Monday evening. The shutters will be raised between 50 - 100 cm to release between 68 to 131 cusecs of water.
The dam waters currently stands 164.05 meter high. With dam set to open, the District Collector cautioned residents along Periyar banks to remain alert. Prohibition has been sounded for river crossing, fishing or leisure sail. With undercurrents set to be strong with dam opening, residents have been advised to abstain from washing clothes river shores of Periyar and its tributaries