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Matale reservoir silt, a threat to agriculture

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All major reservoirs fed by Mahaweli water in Matale district are filled with sediments reducing more than 25 percent of water capacity causing a big threat to agricultural activities in North Central Province as well as the Matale district.

About four decades ago these reservoirs were constructed by the Mahaweli Development Authority. Thenceforward, these reservoirs did not silt. Then its water capacity was reduced, farmer organisations said.

Bowatenne, Kandalama, Ibbankatuwa, Randeniwewa major reservoirs and other few minor tanks have been faced to this threat.

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