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Krishna water dribble into Poondi reservoir

Water managers in the  city are delighted, as water, released from Kandaleru reservoir in Andhra Pradesh, reached zero point near Uthukottai and is expected to trickle into Chennai’s parched Poondi reservoir on Saturday.

Most importantly, the AP irrigation officials have stepped up release of water from 200 cusecs to 1,700 cusecs.“The AP irrigation officials have gradually stepped up quantum of water released from Kandaleru reservoir,” he said, hoping that the officials might still increase the level of releasing water.

Meanwhile, officials from Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) are on cloud nine. “There is no acute water scarcity as of now and Krishna water to reservoir is adding a shot in the arm for us to manage the water crisis, if any,” said an official, seeking anonymity.

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