No respite from deluge in Malnad, coast

The Malnad and coastal regions of the State continued to bear the brunt of heavy rainfall on Monday. Farmers who were worried due to the dry spell just a couple of days ago, are now at the receiving end of the flood-like situation. 


 Kodagu district


 It’s raining non-stop all over the district since Monday morning. Deputy Commissioner N Shivashankar has declared holiday for schools and colleges on August 7 and 8. Rain pounded all parts of the district, including Madikeri, Virajpet, Somwarpet, Gonikoppal, Napoklu, Bhagamandala, Sampaje, Ammatti and Shantalli. 


A bridge was submerged near Ballamavuti village, while an overflowing stream left many houses flooded near Dairyfarm Road in Madikeri. Landslide on Perambadi Road near Makutta affected vehicular traffic to and from Kerala.  The wall of a mosque collapsed due to rain fury at Srimangala. As many as 72 people, residing in dilapidated houses, were shifted to a gruel centre set up at the nearby Kodava Samaja premises.

  The Srimangala-Nalkeri Road was inundated due to the flood in River Lakshmanteertha. There were also reports of agriculture fields being flooded and cattle being washed away. Bhagamandala, the confluence of the Cauvery, Sujyoti and Kannike rivers, was deluged. The inflow into the Harangi reservoir stands at 3,628 cusec and the outflow is 6,600 cusec. 

 Chikmagalur district


 Incessant rain in the last three days has left most places in Kalasa hobli inundated. The total rainfall has been put at seven inches. River Bhadra and its tributaries are overflowing due to the non-stop showers. The Samse-Kudremukh road is flooded by River Bhadra near Balagal. So is the Kalasa-Kalakodu road near Nellibeedu, affecting traffic. Bhadra is flowing over the bridge at Hebbale on the Kalasa-Horanadu road.


Movement of vehicles was affected since Monday morning.   Shimoga  Heavy rainfall continued to lash the district on Monday. Paddy fields, arecanut and coconut farms were flooded in areas close to the Tunga dam due to copious rain in Teerthahalli taluk. 

The movement of vehicles on Shimoga-Tirthahalli road was disrupted from 7 am to 9 am. A few houses, the bird sanctuary and a dargah were inundated at Mandagadde village in Tirthahalli taluk. 

If the taluk continues to receive heavy rainfall in the coming days, the bird sanctuary may be inundated. Traffic on the Udupi-Tirthahalli Road was disrupted for nearly two hours as a huge tree was uprooted in the ghat section of Agumbe in Tithahalli taluk.

A 25-acre paddy farm was flooded at Aralakurali in Tirthahalli taluk.  The mantap near the old bridge in Shimoga city was submerged, following the release of water from the Tunga dam. Low-lying areas in the city were inundated. Water levels in major reservoirs witnessed a steep rise. The water level in Tunga dam was 588.17 feet against the maximum of 588.24 feet. Water was released from 22 crest gates of the dam. The inflow into the dam was 69,040 cusec and outflow was 68,750 cusec.

Similarly, water level in Linganamakki dam rose to 1,779 feet against the maximum of 1,819 feet. The inflow into the dam was 47,563 cusec. Water level in Bhadra dam rose to 150.1 feet against the maximum level of 186 feet. The inflow into the dam was 13,911 cusec. Agumbe in Tirthahalli, Hulikal and Mastikatte in Hosanagar taluk, have received heavy rain in the past three days.  


Dakshina Kannada 


 With heavy rain lashing Subramanya, the bridge across River Kumaradhara was flooded on Monday. The snana ghatta (bathing ghat) was submerged. Water had entered shops near the bathing ghat at the Subramanya temple. Traffic was affetced on the Subramanya-Dharmasthala-Uppinangady-Mangalore route.  


 Udupi district 


The sea erosion has intensified at Madikallu and Tharapathi.  River Sauparnika and the Edamavinahole stream are overflowing. Paddy fields have been inundated at Badakere, Navunda, Maravanthe, Nada, Hadavu and Senapura villages. A few low-lying areas were inundated at Gangolli. 

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