Chennai: Though Tamilnadu has received 32 per cent excess rainfall since June, the capital city of Chennai recorded a deficit of 18 per cent.
But, all hopes are not lost, as the water problem is likely to be addressed by Krishna water from Andhra Pradesh, which is expected to reach Tamilnadu border on Monday.
After travelling 152 km, Krishna water, sources said, would reach the Tamilnadu border at Uthukottai in Tiruvallur district by Monday and a warm welcome would be accorded. It would then travel another 25 km to the Poondi reservoir.
About 1,500 cubic feet per second (cusecs) was released from the Kandaleru reservoir into the Kandaleru-Poondi Canal for Chennai. Officials of the Water Resources Department (WRD) were present.