The water inflow is 452 cubic feet per second due to the northeast monsoon in the catchment areas of the lake. As a result, 200 cubic feet of excess water is released through the flood channel per second. As the Chembarambakkam lake in kanchipuram reaches its full capacity, surplus water is being released from the lake. As a result, a flood warning has been issued for the residents of Sirukalathur, Kavanur, Kunradathur, Thirumudivakkam, Valuthiampedu, Thiruneermalai and the low-lying areas on both sides of the banks of the Adyar river which are the irrigated areas of the lake. In this regard, the kanchipuram District collector issued a flood warning message,
”One of the main sources of drinking water for Chennai, Sembarambakkam Lake is located in kanchipuram District, Edanthur Circle, covering an area of 25.51 sq km. The total height of the water level of the lake is 24.00 feet. Its total capacity is 3645 million cubic feet. Today (28.11.2023) the water reserve is 2229 feet and the capacity is 3195 million cubic feet. The water flow of Chembarambakkam Lake is 452 cubic feet per second. At present, the level of water in the lake reaches 22 feet due to the inflow of water, and the water level of Sembarambakkam Lake is rising due to the inflow of flood water due to occasional rains in the catchment areas of the lake.
At present 25 cubic feet per second of excess water is being released from the lake, due to the north-east monsoon rains in the catchment areas of the lake, the water inflow is 452 cubic feet per second, as a precautionary measure, at 10.00 am today (28.11.2023) a minimum surplus of 200 cubic feet per second will be released through the flood channel. The water is open. As the inflow into the lake continues to increase, additional excess water will be gradually opened. Therefore, residents of the villages of Sirukalathur, Kavanur, Kunrathur, Tirumudivakkam, Valuthiampedu, Tiruneermalai, and the low-lying areas on both sides of the banks of the Adyar river should be cautious,” he said.