Cascading failure of Mullaperiyar, Idukki Dams will affect 50 lakh people: Kerala to Supreme Court

The State submitted that erratic rainfall patterns caused due to climate change have led to instances of sudden spikes in the water levels of the Dam's reservoir.
Cascading failure of Mullaperiyar, Idukki Dams will affect 50 lakh people: Kerala to Supreme Court
Mullaperiyar dam and Idukki dam

The Kerala government has told the Supreme Court that any failure of the 126-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam built across the Periyar River could have a cascading effect on the Idukki Dam situated downstream, and that the combined failure of the two dams will have a catastrophic impact on the lives and properties of 50 lakh people.

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