Checkdams to be built across rivers

To recharge groundwater and save floodwater draining into the sea, the water resources department (WRD) plans to build checkdams across waterways in Kancheepuram district. One of the checkdams, being built across Kiliyar river, a tributary of Palar river,  will be ready to harness rainwater by September. Two more proposed across other waterways will be completed next year. Every year, Palar river, an important waterway running through the district, receives floodwater from areas upstream and tributaries, like Cheyyar river and Kiliyar river.

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