The state government also proposed an industrial park in the neighboring area. Advertisement. With heavy rains lashing Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and parts of the east coast since Monday night, following Cyclone Nivar, shutters of Chennai’s Chembarambakkam lake opened on Wednesday. Posts about chembarambakkam written by veeskitchen. 17:42 HRS IST. A part of water supply of the metropolis of Chennai is drawn from this lake. Watch video #WATCH : Shutters of Chembarambakkam Lake opened to release water into Adyar River, in order to avert flooding. "Though cyclone is an unforeseen calamity, Chennai always forgets to desilt its reservoirs and searches for water during summer. CHENNAI: Despite the sanctioning of funds, desilting of Chembarambakkam lake was not taken up by authorities over the years, and experts opine this was the main reason why water had to be released on Wednesday from the reservoir. Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami was present at the spot when the gates were opened to release a minimal amount of water as a precautionary measure as the water level was about to touch the 22 feet-limit. Chembarambakkam lake Blogs, Comments and Archive News on Economictimes.com. The new plant under construction; the facility was designed and built in 24 months. 09 Jul, 2018, 09.01 PM IST Discharge from Chembarambakkam lake inundates new areas in Chennai So, nobody knows the exact amount of silt. PTI December 13, 2015 UPDATED: December 13, 2015 21:50 IST. The lake's capacity to hold water is till 24 feet. Water release issue: DMK President M Karunanidhi dismisses clarification; seeks probe 15 Dec, 2015, 03.00 PM IST . Silt from Chembarambakkam alone was expected to generate Rs 191 crore. The lake is one of the major sources of drinking water in the city. advertisement. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Chembarambakkam water release: Chennai Corporation helpline numbers 04/Dec/2020 12:55:40 PM. For the first time since its construction over a century ago, a project was initiated in 2019 to desilt the Chembarambakkam lake and three other reservoirs at a cost of around Rs 36 crore. Chembarambakkam Lake is located in Chengalpattu district, about 40 km from Chennai. The gates of Chembarambakkam Lake were opened on Wednesday for the first time since 2015 to release water from the reservoir in Chennai. Chennai gets break from rain, but water release from lakes floods new areas Times of India CHENNAI: Rain abated in Chennai on Thursday giving relief to people tormented by the heavy downpour in the last three days, but excessive discharge of water last night from Chembarambakkam lake on the outskirts flooded new areas of the city threatening … As the controlled release of water from Chembarambakkam Lake will reach Adyar river, the residents from low lying areas close to Adyar river are requested to go to the nearby GCC’s relief centres and stay safe. English Summary: Cyclone Nivar: Gates of Chembarambakkam Lake Opened to Release Water. The plan was to completely desilt the lake, which has a storage capacity of 3645 mcft, over a period of eight years. 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