Why there was a great deluge of Chennai in 2015?

Why there was a great deluge of Chennai in 2015?

In 2015, the Chembarambakkam reservoir, which was full, was blamed for flooding the city, with officials mismanaging the release of waters. The sudden discharge of the water caused the Adyar River to breach its banks in a few areas, resulting in massive flooding.

When was the last flood in Chennai?

2015 South India floods

Submerged bridges in Chennai
Date 8 November 2015 – 14 December 2015
Location South India (Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh)
Deaths 500+ Tamil Nadu: 422 (official, likely more) Andhra Pradesh: 81 Puducherry: 3

How many people died in Chennai floods 2015?

500 people
The court also said the Corporation should have learnt its lesson from the 2015 floods that wreaked havoc in the area (500 people had died in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh).

How can we control Chennai floods?

Such efforts include building permeable roads, green roofs, rain gardens, and artificially-constructed wetlands to mimic natural water cycles. These nature-based solutions (NBS) have emerged as an essential tool to boost resilience and improve disaster risk management for sustainable adaptation.

Which river causes flood in Chennai?

The map shows the expansion of built-up area. At the same time, even after multiple incidents of flooding, the local government was converting the floodplains of the Adyar river and other streams into urban areas, to accommodate residential, commercial and industrial activities.

What is sponge City concept?

‘Sponge cities’ are urban areas with abundant natural areas such as trees, lakes and parks – or other good designs intended to absorb rain and prevent flooding. Experts say cities need to be designed with this in mind as a growing number of urban areas are experiencing devastating floods due to climate change.

Who is responsible for floods in India?

The Central Water Commission is currently responsible for issuing flood forecasts at 173 stations, of which 145 are for river stage forecast and 28 for inflow forecast.

Why is there no water in Chennai?

Due to its proximity to the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is prone to cyclones – that lead to flooding and push sewage into the roads. Not only this, the uneven patterns of rainfall – that lashes the city during the northeast monsoon season in November and December – also adds to its water woes.

Is underground water finished in Chennai?

Groundwater level varies at a depth of 2.6 m to 4.70 m in most zones of the city. With abundant rainfall and inflow from rivers upstream, the city reservoirs have a total storage of nearly 84% of their capacity. Metrowater is supplying nearly 1,011 million litres of water a day (mld) to the city.