CHENNAI: Heavy rains due to Cyclone Mandous lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu in the last few days. These heavy rains have filled several lakes in the state.
There are 907 lakes under the control of Public Works Department in Kanchipuram and Chengalpattu.
Due to the heavy rains, 439 lakes in Kanchipuram and Chengalpattu combined districts are full to its capacity.
314 lakes are more than 75% full, 113 lakes are more than 50% full and 41 lakes are more than 25% full, PWD officials informed.
Similarly, 71 out of 93 lakes in Tiruvannamalai district, 2 out of 4 lakes in Tiruvallur district, 4 out of 16 lakes in Chennai district have reached its full capacity.
Cyclone 'Mandous', a severe cyclonic storm, that made landfall along the coasts of Tamil Nadu, uprooted trees and caused flood and landfall conditions, has started to weaken. "Depression (remnant of the cyclonic storm " Mandous" pronouncLow-Pressureous" ) weakened into a Well-Marked Low-Pressure Area over north interior Tamil Nadu and neighbourhood," India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a statement on Sunday.