P Sakthivel

P Sakthivel
Irumbuliyur Lake explains sudden floods in Chennai
Urban planners have forgotten that lakes and waterways can only be altered by giving appropriate alternative means of storage and drainage. These water bodies must be revived.
Posted on 17 Dec, 2015 02:51 PM

The December 2015 rains in Tamil Nadu caused Chennai and its adjoining areas to be suddenly flooded. Huge portions of residential areas and roads were inundated for long periods of time. The rivers too flooded in an unprecedented manner, causing human loss and property damage to individuals, state and corporates.

Irumbuliyur lake outlet from where entire rain water is expected to be drained (Source: P Sakthivel)