Leonardo Dicaprio states Chennai's water scarcity through his instagram post.


Hollywood star, also an Oscar winner Leonardo Dicaprio is also known for his environmental activism. He recently addressed the dry state of India, Chennai. On his official Instagram profile, he posted a picture of a dry well with which he wrote the caption saying

'' Only rain can save Chennai from this situation A well, completely empty, and a city without water. The southern Indian city of Chennai is in crisis, after the four main water reservoirs ran dry. The acute water shortage has forced the city to scramble for urgent solutions and residents have to stand in line for hours to get water from government tankers. As the water levels depleted, hotels and restaurants started to shut temporarily, and the air con was turned off in the city's metro. Officials in the city continue to try and find alternative sources of water - but the community continue to pray for rain."
Chennai has been facing a severe water crisis. While Cholavaram (full capacity 1,081 million cubic feet), Redhills (full capacity 3,300 million cubic feet) and Chembarambakkam (3,645 million cubic feet) lakes that supply water to Chennai have gone dry, there is only 19 million cubic feet water left in the Poondi reservoir (full capacity of 3,231 million cubic feet), according to the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board, reported. Leonardo, has been actively working for environmental issues. In 2015 he visited India  to shoot a segment of his documentary Beyond the Flood.
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