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Kantale runs dry

The Kantale Tank has nearly dried up and only 8,000 acre feet of water is available now, Kantale Reservoir Director A .L Abdul Jabbar said.

The Kantale Reservoir is one of the largest in the Trincomalee district.

It can contain 100,016 acre feet of water and irrigate 22,000 acres of paddy lands.

He said that the water in the tank is enough only to irrigate 15,000 acres of paddy lands.

However, at the request of the farmers, 22,000 acres of paddy lands will be supplied with water for cultivation this season, he said.

The water level of the tank reduced as never before since the farmers cultivated more acres than recommended by the Irrigation Department, he said.

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