A team comprising officials from NPMU, CWC and TAMC visited Kerala to take a stock of the situation and met the officials from Kerala Water Resources Department, Kerala State Electricity Board to discuss the current situation and to formulate future course of action that will allow aversion of such losses in case of natural calamities of extreme order. The first meeting was organised at the office of the KWRD on 25th September under the Chairmanship of the Secretary, Kerala Water Resources Department. This was followed by the field visits to the flood affected areas of Kuttanad area, Alleppy, Thottapally Barrage, Thaneermukkom Barrage, Arangaly Gauge Site and Athirapally Gauge Site on Chalakudy River. The worst affected six districts, namely are Ernakulam (Cochin), Trichur, Idukky, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam. The worst affected towns were Chengannur, Pandanad, Edanad, Aranmula, Kozhencherry, Ayiroor, Ranni, Pandalam, Kuttanad, Aluva, Chalakudy, N.Paravur, Chendamangalam, Eloor and few places in Vypin Island.
The wrap up meeting was held on 27th September which was attended by officials from Kerala Water Resources Department, Kerala State Electricity Board, National Institute of Technology Calicut, and Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project Team. The need for strengthening of hydro-meteorological network, cross section surveys, reservoir sedimentation surveys, preparation of DEM, hiring of consultant etc. was stressed upon for setting up of flood forecast systems and integrated operation of reservoirs. Kerala Water Resources Department was requested to include such activities in the revised project implementation plan. NPMU team assured all possible help to Kerala in this regard.