Bhavani sagar / mettur Dam Opening Dates 2017 – 2018

Bhavani sagar and mettur Dams are the two major Dams of tamilnadu , lot of agricultural lands are depending upon these two Dams, These sources fulfils water requirement of the state for irrigation and domestic needs. These Dams are usually opened for irrigation during crop cultivating seasons and usually every year farmers eagerly wait for the Dam opening and check Bhavani / Mettur sagar Dam opening Dates regularly to determine the crop cultivation depending upon the water levels and so on.

In this page you can know all the announcements regarding it and opening dates , usually these details regularly published in daily newspapers.

Mettur Dam

Due to enough water in the dam it was not opened on june 12th , it got decent water flow in the September month so Tamilnadu chief minister has announced to open the dam for irrigation from October 02.

Check the CM announcement regarding this: click here

Bhavani sagar Dam

Bhavani sagar Dam was opened on October 05, 2017 it was opened for Arakkan kottai, thadapalli,  kaalingarayan and LBP canals. Due to this around 1,43,747 acre agricultural lands will get water for irrigation.

Check the CM announcement regarding this: click here


Expected Dam opening schedule : 80 days Opening schedule Duration
1. 05.10.2017 to 24.10.2017 20 days
2. 04.11.2017 to 18.11.2017 15 days
3. 29.11.2017 to 18.11.2017 15 days
4. 24.12.2017 to 07.01.2018 15 days
5. 18.01.2018 to 01.02.2018 15 days
Total 80 days


Expected Dam closing Dates 40 days Closing Dates Duration
1. 25.10.2017 to 03.11.2017 10 days
2. 19.11.2017 to 28.11.2017 10 days
3. 14.12.2017 to 23.12.2017 10 days
4. 08.01.2018 to 17.01.2018 10 days
5. Total 50 days


We hope that these information will be helpful for you for the cultivation planning, As the rainfall of last year was not enough farmers suffered lot, because their irrigation sources like well and bore wells were also dried mostly , they couldn’t able to cultivate any crops and also lot of coconut trees were dry, lets hope this year we get enough rainfall .

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