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Chennai’s reservoirs go dry as Tamil Nadu government takes stock of drought

Updated : June 18, 2019 08:00 PM IST

On June 11, 2019, the Cholavaram Reservoir had officially run dry, according to the Chennai Metro Water website. It had a capacity of 1,081million cubic feet.
The city’s Red Hills Reservoir reported storage of 1 MCFT, in its 3,300 MCFT storage capacity. Chennai’s largest-ever reservoir, Chembarambakkam, had water levels at a similar 1 MCFT, with a total capacity of 3,645 MCFT.
After the Madras High Court pulled up the Tamil Nadu Government for not doing enough to fight off the water crisis, the state’s policymakers decided to set up a monitoring committee.

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