Issue Date: Nov 29, 2011
Heavy rains and recurring tremors in Kerala’s Idukki district have triggered panic among people living downstream of the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam at Thekkady. The district administration issued a high alert on November 27 after the water level in the reservoir rose to the safe storage level of 136 feet (41.45 metre) and beyond due to continuous downpour in the Periyar river's catchment area. Control rooms have been opened for helping people in case of emergency.
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