Built at a cost of Rs 2.65 crore, a 100-metre concrete structure on Kodiveri Dam was washed away due to heavy rainfall in Erode district of Tamil Nadu.
- Concrete structure on Kodiveri Dam was washed away due to heavy rain
- The concrete floor was built at a cost of Rs 2.65 crore
- 25,000 cubic feet of excess water was released into the Bhavani river
The catchment area of Bhavanisagar dam reached its full capacity a few days ago due to heavy rains triggered by the southwest monsoon. As a result, 25,000 cubic feet of excess water was released into the Bhavani river.
However, the water flowed out of the Kodiveri dam and the heavy rocks carried by the flood fell, breaking the sluice gate in the central part.
With the concrete structure washed away, blocks of concrete debris were found in the region, which are being removed using JCB vehicles.
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