Southwest Monsoon badly Needs Momentum

June 23, 2018 7:22 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Weather observers regularly explain there is no connection between early onset of Southwest Monsoon and its performance for the season.  Many a year despite delayed onset the overall performance of Southwest Monsoon has been relatively good.  2018 seem is currently gasping for breath despite an early fairly strong Monsoon Onset over Kerala. Since 9th June the Monsoon has stalled over the West Coast while over the other side of the Indian Sub Continent in East India it has remained stationary since 12th June.  While stalls are not uncommon with past years showing the monsoon more than makes up the slow [Read More]

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]

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]

River Cauvery is Changing Long Term. Are We Ready?

February 18, 2018 8:57 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The last week saw Supreme Court pronounce judgement on the Cauvery Dispute which brought possibly will be the start of a formal process to bring an end to a dispute that has been running for many decades.  With the river being a passionate subject not only among the farming community but also the common people of both Tamil Nadu & Karnataka there are always diverging views on how the Supreme Court judgement needs to be viewed. We at Chennai Rains have been highlighting how things have been evolving in the Cauvery Basin over the past year or so with regular [Read More]