Summer woes: The water level is about 50% of the maximum limit in 144 tanks in Vellore district while it is less than 25% in most of the other waterbodies. | Photo Credit: C_VENKATACHALAPATHYmore-inThe summer heat is taking a toll on the storage level in several water bodies. Of the 519 tanks maintained by the PWD in Vellore district, only two tanks, one each in Vellore and Arakkonam taluks, have 75% water. A total of 144 tanks have 50% water, while the remaining tanks have less than 25% water, with some of them being dry, officials said. As of now, it is not possible to say how the district will fare with water level during the summer season.
Source: The Hindu April 16, 2018 17:05 UTC