Water-level goes up in Chikli hole

The inflow of water to Chikli hole increased following heavy rains in Kushalnagar. DH Photo

Chikli hole is one of the small reservoirs on the Cauvery stream. It has been overflowing. The overflow of water on the semi-circular structure of Chiklihole reservoir, which has no crest gates, attracts tourists.

The beauty of reservoir has been doubled as the water overflows like foam on the semi-circular structure due to increase in the inflow. With the increase in the rain, the inflow of water to the reservoir has increased. If the rain continues to lash, then reservoir will overflow within two days.

Chikli hole is surrounded by Meenukolli reserve forest on one side and coffee estates on the other side. The reservoir is 72.6 metre high and has the capacity to store 18 TMC water. It can irrigate 865 hectare farm land.

Chikli hole is the first reservoir which gets filled in the monsoon. Last year, it was filled on July 31.

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