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Prolonging Drought – receding water levels of Tanks including Iranaimadu

Prolonging Drought – receding water levels of Tanks including Iranaimadu

The water levels of Tanks in Kilinochchi including Irranaimadu are receding quickly. The weather with drought prevailing in Kilinochchi District had caused several affectations including the receding of water levels in the tanks.Because of this excessive heat and drought, the levels of tanks had dropped to unprecedented levels.

While the water supply from Iranamadu and other tanks were made according to pre-prepared schedule for Sirupokam cultivation from big and medium tanks of Kilinochchi,  the evaporation due to the dry weather had caused this drop.

As per the information as at  9/7/2019 from the District Deputy Irrigation Engineer’s office of the Kilinochchi Irrigation Department, the current water levels are as follows:

Iranaimadu -17’ 8” , Akkarayan – 9’ , Kalmadu – 10’ 3”  , Puthumurippu 9’ 2” , Kariyalai Nagapaduvan – 1’ 9” , Vanneri – 4’ , Kanakambihai – 4’ 2” , Piramanthanaru – 6’ 7” , Kudamuruddy – 4’2”.


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