Monsoon woes continue

Rain havoc: Life thrown out of gear

Monsoon woes continue

 More than 1,000 acres of paddy field were marooned in water in Sagar taluk alone. Tunga river was flowing four feet above National Highway 213 paralysing the vehicular movement between Shimoga and Mangalore. The overflowing Gowrihalla near Shikaripur has blocked the road connecting Shimoga with Hanagal. The traffic on the road connecting Sorab with Anavatti and Udri has been brought a grinding halt owing to the flood in Dandavati river.

Heavy rains continued to lash the catchment areas of Linganamakki and Mani reservoirs. Inflow to Linganamakki reservoir crossed one lakh cusecs raising the water level by five feet.

The water level at the reservoir stood at 1,787 feet with an inflow of 1,13,638 cusecs on Thursday. Bhadra reservoir had 160.6 feet of water, with an inflow of 52,601 cusecs.

Mani reservoir recorded an inflow of 17,361 cusecs with the water level of 180.80 feet. It has rained 335 mm rain in Mani, 281 mm in Mastikatte, 275 mm in Megharavalli, 262 mm in Agumbe, 265 mm in Chakra and 248 mm in Savehaklu.

The water levels at Ghataprabha and Malaprabha reservoirs went up by six and four feet respectively with rains continuing to batter Uttara Kannada district. Ten families were shifted from Divagi in Siddapura taluk due to flood in Aghanashini river.

No reprieve

There was no reprieve from monsoon fury in coastal districts as well. Puttur recorded highest rainfall of the year - 152 mm, on Thursday. Nethravathi river is in full spate and several acres of land in Kallapu along NH 48 were submerged.

Residents had to use boats to shift their belongings to safer places. Though water level in Kumaradhara river receded on Thursday, the bridge near Kukke Subrahmanya continued to remain under water, affecting vehicular traffic.

Meanwhile, incessant rains have brought down 84 houses in Kodagu district and the damage has been assessed at Rs 7 crore. The link between Virajpet and Madikeri has been cut off after the Bethri bridge submerged. Water level at Harangi reservoir has  increased by 10 feet. The present inflow is 14,840 cusecs.

Tunga, Bhadra and Hemavathi rivers are flowing above the danger level in Chikmagalur district. Educational institutions have declared holidays till Saturday in Malnad. Sringeri town has been totally disconnected from the rest of the district. Vehicular traffic has been affected in many parts with uprooting of trees.

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