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Madurai Oct18(PTI)The normally dry Vaigai River was Madurai Oct18(PTI)The normally dry Vaigai River wasflooded with three days of continuous rain bringing cheer tothe farmers. Officials said 1.5 lakh acres of land in southerndistricts including Madurai, Sivaganga and Ramanathapuramwould be benefitted if the monsoon rains continued. The periyar dam was getting an inflow of 1430 cusecs ofwater and discharge from the dam was 1085 cusecs. The waterlevel stood at 118.70ft (max136ft). The inflow into the Vaigai dam was 1139 cusecs and thedam level stood at 50ft. PTI SSNRC

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