Noyyal River

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The Noyyal River is a small river in Western Tamil Nadu, and a tributary of Kaveri River.wikipedia
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Coimbatore

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It rises from the Vellingiri hills in the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu, very close to Kerala border, and flows through many villages and the cities of Coimbatore, and Tirupur finally draining into the Kaveri River at Noyyal, a village in Karur district named after the river itself.
It is located on the banks of the Noyyal River and surrounded by the Western Ghats.

Kaveri

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The Noyyal River is a small river in Western Tamil Nadu, and a tributary of Kaveri River.
The Kaveri basin is estimated to be 81155 km2 with many tributaries including Harangi, Hemavati, Kabini, Bhavani, Lakshmana Tirtha, Noyyal and Arkavati.

Orathuppalayam Dam

Orathuppalayam
The entire Orathuppalayam Dam has become a tank holding effluent and releases water after every rainfall, effectively polluting the down river villages in the Tirupur and Karur district. Noyyal contains two major dam Orathuppalayam (Near Chennimalai) and Aathupalayam Dam (Near Vellakoil) commissioned in the aim of irrigating about 20,000 acres of land in Tirupur and Karur districts.
The Noyyal Orathuppalayam Dam and Reservoir, also called Orathuppalayam Dam, is located on the Noyyal River between Chennimalai and Kangayam in Tirupur District, Tamil Nadu, South India.

Kongu Nadu

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A critical issue is the pollution of the rivers Noyyal and Nallaru originating and flowing in the Kongu Nadu region.
Archaeological data from Kodumanal, a village on the banks of the Noyyal River, suggests the beginning of civilization around 4th century BCE.

Tiruppur

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It rises from the Vellingiri hills in the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu, very close to Kerala border, and flows through many villages and the cities of Coimbatore, and Tirupur finally draining into the Kaveri River at Noyyal, a village in Karur district named after the river itself.
Located on the banks of Noyyal River, it has been ruled at different times, by the Early Pandyas, Medieval Cholas, Later Cholas, Mysore Kingdom and the British.

Irrigation tank

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The 173 km long tributary of the Kaveri River filled 32 tanks. The township of Coimbatore once was surrounded by the Noyyal river and its canals, tanks, and rivulets.

Aathupalayam Dam

Noyyal contains two major dam Orathuppalayam (Near Chennimalai) and Aathupalayam Dam (Near Vellakoil) commissioned in the aim of irrigating about 20,000 acres of land in Tirupur and Karur districts.
The parched aycut area has not been receiving supplies as the Aathupalayam reservoir had become a storage tank for Orathuppalayam polluted water flowing down the River Noyyal over the past few years.

Chennimalai

Chennimalai Murugan Temple
Noyyal contains two major dam Orathuppalayam (Near Chennimalai) and Aathupalayam Dam (Near Vellakoil) commissioned in the aim of irrigating about 20,000 acres of land in Tirupur and Karur districts.
The temple of Chennimalai is situated on the banks of Noyyal also called Kânchima Nadhi.

Siruthuli

However, from 2004 onwards, efforts by local volunteers organization Siruthuli have been trying to conserve the water resource.

Tamil Nadu

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The Noyyal River is a small river in Western Tamil Nadu, and a tributary of Kaveri River.

Western Ghats

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It rises from the Vellingiri hills in the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu, very close to Kerala border, and flows through many villages and the cities of Coimbatore, and Tirupur finally draining into the Kaveri River at Noyyal, a village in Karur district named after the river itself.

Kerala

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It rises from the Vellingiri hills in the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu, very close to Kerala border, and flows through many villages and the cities of Coimbatore, and Tirupur finally draining into the Kaveri River at Noyyal, a village in Karur district named after the river itself.

Monsoon

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The area is known for its scanty rainfall and the development of the Noyyal River Tanks System to hold any overflow from the rains plus the water of the Northeast and Southwest monsoon season was ecologically important.

Canal

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The township of Coimbatore once was surrounded by the Noyyal river and its canals, tanks, and rivulets.

Stream

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The township of Coimbatore once was surrounded by the Noyyal river and its canals, tanks, and rivulets.

Later Cholas

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The Noyyal river and its interconnected tank and canal system, believed to have been originally built by the Chalukya Cholas kings, was then an efficient system that provided water transport, storage, and maintained stable groundwater levels.

Percolation

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The tanks were a major factor in replenishing the ground water through percolation of the subsoil water.

Subsoil

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The tanks were a major factor in replenishing the ground water through percolation of the subsoil water.

Lakh

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Lacking irrigation water, lakhs of Coconut trees in the area have dried up.

Tamils

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The "Noyyal" is a sacred river in Tamil history.

History

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The "Noyyal" is a sacred river in Tamil history.

Pollution

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A critical issue is the pollution of the rivers Noyyal and Nallaru originating and flowing in the Kongu Nadu region.

Water

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However, from 2004 onwards, efforts by local volunteers organization Siruthuli have been trying to conserve the water resource.

Zero liquid discharge

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After several petitions from 2003 to 2011, dying and bleaching units were ordered closed on the river until zero liquid discharge status was achieved.

Cheyyar River

The Cheyyar River and the Kanchimanadhi are the tributaries to the river.