Water level rises in Kuttanad; Nedumudi, Kavalam regions above danger levels

Alappuzha: The incessant rains in the past few days has led to waterlogging in Upper Kuttanad region of Kerala's Alappuzha district.

The water levels are above danger levels in Nedumudi and Kavalam regions. Many houses in the area have been flooded.

The rise in water levels at Pamba, Manimalayar rivers has led to the flooding of several low-lying areas. Waterlogging was reported on several major roads and byroads here.

The KSRTC bus service to Kavalam was suspended as water levels rose in Vikas Marg road.

According to the readings taken by the Water Authority at 6pm on Sunday, the water levels are 1.25 metres in Kavalam and 1.46m at Nedumudi. The warning level at these places are 1.2 m and 1.45 m respectively.

Niranam, Thalavadi, Edathua, Thakazhi, Veeyapuram, Karuvatta, Aayaparambu are among the other panchayats flooded.

The Palathuruthi panchayat has not crossed danger levels. The water level is 1.31 m as opposed to the danger level of 1.40m.

Regions near the AC road, Mambuzhakari, near Pallikoottumma junction and Pallikoottumma-Onnamkara road is waterlogged.

The Kudangara petrol pump has suspended activities from 4pm on Saturday.

The road has been temporarily raised in Mambuzhakari region with tar and metal.

Krishnapuram-Narakathara road in the Kavalam route has been under water for over a week now.

The continuous rainfall for the past three days led to the rise in water levels of Pamba and Manimalayar rivers. The accumulation of waste in these river beds following the 2018 floods is one of the reasons for the quickly rising water levels. Thalavadi Kuthirachal colony has also reported waterlogging.

The water level is above 1 feet in several roads.

The Upper Kuttanad area was earlier flooded in May during the summer rains destroying the crops here. Authorities have warned that people will be shifted to relief camps if the downpour continues.

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