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Water level in Mullaperiyar touches 140 feet

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Idukki: The water level at the Mullaperiyar dam touched 140 feet on Thursday.

Following this, the Tamil Nadu Water Resources Department has asked the Idukki and Theni district collectors to take precautionary measures.

Mullaperiyar dam is a masonry dam and was constructed pursuant to the Periyar Lake Lease Agreement of October 29, 1886 across Periyar river. The construction continued for about eight years and was completed in 1895.

The dam is situated in Thekkady district in Kerala and is owned and operated by the Tamil Nadu government. The length of the main dam is 1200 feet and top of the dam is 155 feet.

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