Karnataka on a comfortable wicket without Cauvery Management Board

April 9, 2018 8:39 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

On a day when the Supreme Court is expected to hear on the Cauvery Issue Petitions filed by Tamil Nadu & Union Government we try to understand why Karnataka has been vehemently opposing the formation of Cauvery Management Board as a permanent solution to the dispute.  On the one hand a lot of emotional outburst about how Karnataka does not part with water at all while the view point on the other side is water can be provided after satisfying domestic needs. Through this post we try to find answers for the following questions through historical flow data between 1974 [Read More]

Isolated Light Rains likely in parts of South Tamil Nadu

April 7, 2018 6:40 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

With the first week of April winding down summer is still subdued over most parts of Tamil Nadu.  If one were to look at the temperature anomaly charts for 2018 the areas around North Tamil Nadu have so far seen a degree or so below normal temperatures overall for the past month or so indicating the subdued summer conditions. While South and West Interior Tamil Nadu have seen spurts in temperatures and occasional spikes as well the overall trend has been closer to normal for these areas as well. Yesterday saw no IMD observatory in the state record higher than [Read More]

Moderately Hot day ahead for Tamil Nadu

April 5, 2018 7:21 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Most of Tamil Nadu has been seeing moderately hot days for the past couple of days with isolated places in South TN crossing 38°C.  The state capital Chennai has been seeing near normal temperatures as well under occasionally partly cloudy skies. Since 30th March the max temperature at Nungambakkam observatory has not touched 35 while the Airport observatory at Meenambakkam has stayed lower than 35°C since 31st March indicating the influence of moderating Easterlies. As we mentioned in our post a few days back most of this week models are expecting near normal or slightly below normal day time high [Read More]

Inflow Based Distribution – Way forward for Cauvery Issue

April 4, 2018 8:34 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The Cauvery Issue has once again become a Topic of Discussion in the country with the 6 weeks deadline set by the Supreme Court for implementing the “Scheme of Distribution” passing.  The subsequent events indicate how the fortunes of the river is an emotional connect to the people of Tamil Nadu & Karnataka.  We at Chennai Rains blog have been in the past made posts on the changing scenarios and how Prudent Long Term water management is the need of the hour. In this post we try to search for a few answers to this Cauvery Puzzle and possibly a [Read More]