Water level dips in Tungabhadra dam

Water level dips in Tungabhadra dam

Fear of drought looms large in the district as inflow into Tungabhadra reservoir has dipped due to scanty rainfall in the upstream.

Water level in the reservoir stood at 1,580 ft against 1,599 ft in the corresponding period last year.

The farmers in the command area may benefit if it rains in the catchment areas.

However, 100 cusec of water is being released from the reservoir to Raichur and Sindhanur towns, which are facing acute water crisis.

H S Manjappa, Superintending Engineer, Irrigation Circle, told Deccan Herald that a circular had been issued asking public not to utilise the water for irrigation and the water is meant only for drinking purpose.

The water would reach Raichur in a week’s time.

He said the water level in the reservoir was low and there had been no inflow on account of poor rain in the catchment areas.

However, the water is being released to the two towns following the directions of the State government.

In Madhugiri, Tumkur dist

A majority of the water sources have dried up in Tumkur district owing to the delay in the onset of monsoon.

None of the tanks in Madhugiri taluk has water and the water yield in the borewells too is declining drastically. Of the 1,319 borewells in the taluk, only 782 are in working condition.

Rain in Karwar, Dharwad

Karwar district received 240.2 mm of rain in the past 24 hours. Ankola has registered a rainfall of 59 mm, Karwar 54.4 mm, Bhatkal and Kumta have received 27.2 mm of rain each.

Meanwhile, Dharwad too received heavy rains on Tuesday afternoon for almost 30 minutes inundating many low lying areas.

However, the rest of the district received some showers.

 Dharwad too received heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon for almost 30 minutes. Rain water inundated several low-lying areas. However, the rest of the district experienced drizzle.

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